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The built-in macOS application for viewing log files generated by the system and by individual applications.

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Device Console error: kernel compat_ifmu_ulist error 14

After looking through my Console log I noticed a strange error that seems to show up around 10 times a second or so. The error is coming from the kernel and shows up as one of the following 5 or so ...
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Is there an OS X 'tail' tool that can monitor remote log files?

I am looking for a visual tail tool that can monitor several local or remote log files. Optional features that interest me: color highlight based on log error level, coloring for special words, ...
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How to highlight errors and warnings on iTerm terminal output?

I am looking for a solution that would allow me to use color highlighting to a set of important output messages inside iTerm terminal application. Things to highlight: application logs file warnings,...
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Mac OS Mojave console error for quicklookd “Failed to generate image with request <private>”

I am using Mac OS Mojave on a MacBook Pro. Recently the console popped up in the dock without my doing. Console window displayed the following error for quicklookd process several times: Failed to ...
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iphone sends log files to desktop Console app via wifi

UPDATE #2 I've narrowed this down to the WiFi logs are definitely sent via the lockdown process - not iPhone sync. This occurs despite the "Connect via network" box in XCode being unchecked. UPDATE ...
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How to remove an iPhone from the device list in Console.app

Today I opened Console.app and I found that my Mac can read logs from an iPhone which I connected to build an app quite a long time ago. The problem is that I now cannot find a way to remove this ...
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What is “signpost_reporter”?

Today I updated my 2014 MacBook Air to macOS Mojave 10.14.5 as it just released. After the update finished, I checked console logs and noticed in 'System Reports' there's a log named "...
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How can I see the year in the entries in install.log in Macs (/private/var/log install.log)?

I noticed that in some Macs, the entries in install.log don't display the year: Such as: Oct-10 04:49:55+00 localhost opendirectoryd[186]... Is there any way to see the year?: something like: 2018-...
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iCloud Sync activity log

Trying to figure out how to see activity happening while iCloud Files is syncing. The macOS Console application shows messages from cloudd, but nothing very useful: The Activity Monitor does not show ...
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How can I make 'rm' move files to the trash can?

I use the terminal on a daily basis, I will often use rm DirectoryName. Sometimes I get a little crazy and do rm *. As you can imagine, these shenanigans have sometimes come back and hit me in the ...
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System process logger

I have been having repeated issues with my MacBook Pro where it freezes during trivial finder tasks like scrolling through directories or opening relatively small files. Sometimes the computer is able ...
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How can I find out when my Macbook Pro turned itself on?

I'm trying to track down a problem where my MPB occasionally turns itself on while still closed. Perhaps if I can identify the time it happens, it will reveal something useful. In the most recent case,...
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Black console screen shows up during boot (verbose mode not turned on)

Over the past few months when my Mac boots up, the grey screen with the apple disappears and is replaced with a unix style console screen, which scrolls like a linux PC booting up. I have tried ...
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All files in Finder show 'Date Modified' with correct days but always the same hour: 19:08

When I open a Finder window, all the file timestamps show the same hour, 19:08. The dates change, but the hour stays constant. This is also the case for time/dates shown in the Console. The Clock on ...
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Console Utility iMac

When I open the console utility on my iMac, I see that messages are occurring at a rate so fast that they can't be read. I don't recall messages occurring so fast. Is this normal behavior? I only ...
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Is there a way to see when an application was launched? [duplicate]

Is there a way to see when an application was launched? I need to restore some tabs that were open in my browser when I launched it several weeks ago (it is still running) and I want to look in the ...
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Launchd running an Applescript every two hours

I have written a small applescript that I would like to run automatically every 2 hours. I have thus written the following launchd daemon (probably it is an agent): <?xml version="1.0" encoding="...
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Why can a command in Safari's Javascript (JS) console not call a previously defined function?

I have the latest MacOS and Safari on a 2012 Macbook Pro. https://stackoverflow.com/questions/50513038/how-to-automate-download-of-generated-pdfs/50515826#50515826 provides me with a function and a ...
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Is there a good syslog viewer for mac?

I have many devices from which I want to get logs using a syslog server hosted on my iMac. To get in touch with logs and analyse them, I am looking for a good syslog viewer for mac which have the ...
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Why is my 2009 Macbook's fan turning on and off during sleep?

I'm running a 2009 13in Macbook running OS X Yosemite 10.10.5 with a USB keyboard attached. I'm noticing often that, while my macbook is closed. The fan turns on and off repeatedly and is hot. It's ...
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Using Console utility to get the full logs with admin perms but as a non admin user

I maintain at least 2 logins: normal is non admin permissions admin - to do those sometimes tasks but increase my security. [10.11.6 EL Cap, not new logger system. I hope to get to that sometime ...
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Connect to macOS based system over serial console?

Does anyone know whether it is possible to connect to a macOS based system over a serial port to get a console? This was possible over the XServe DB9 connector but I’m wondering if it can be done ...
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OS 10.14 stop console from scrolling

It seems that since the new update, console will not stop scrolling. I have turned off the "Now" button, but scrolling up and highlighting a line pops out of view as soon as a new message comes in (...
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Every second in my log: “md5: BUG in libdispatch …”

I checked my log yesterday for an issue not related to this one and saw that aprox. every second I get a message like this: Sep 6 10:54:32 my-mac.local md5[2257]: BUG in libdispatch: 12E55 - 1879 - ...
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kernel panic – MacBook Pro 2011 won't boot, keeps restarting

My MacBook Pro 17" Late 2011 is suddenly unable to boot, keeps restarting over and over again, like 10-20 times until it decides to shut down. As it restarts each time, it displays a message like this ...
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Why an IPhone XS Max appears here? (Do not own an iphone XS max nor there is one in proximity)

This is what I see in Console app. However I did not see this item in the morning (about two hours ago) The MacBookPro I am working on is a second hand unit. My question: how did it make its way to ...
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What could be causing several apps to have excessive wakeups?

I am not sure what caused it but several apps are currently dying on startup every time I launch them. When I check Console.app I see they are all having Excessive Wakeups. Any ideas on what to check ...
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CalendarAgent continuous error generation in MacOS 10.12.4

After upgrading to MacOS 10.12.4 today, I started getting tons of Error/Fault log message in the Console generated by the CalendarAgent process. Some of the errors are pasted below: error: sql ...
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Where does $LANG variable gets set in Mac OS X?

I've used wget for the first time after installing Lion OS X and I've noticed that wget got localized to my native language. Running set command in terminal showed that my LANG variable represents my ...
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How to isolate cause of iMac System Crash

For the past six months I've been trying to isolate sporadic iMac system crashes unsuccessfully. The machine is a late 2012 iMac 3.4 GHz i7 with the 3tb fusion drive (replaced awhile back under the ...
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Where's the macOS log “Mac Analytic Data” file located in the macOS startup drive?

Where's the macOS log "Mac Analytic Data" file located in the macOS startup drive? . I can't say beyond 5 days back or so in that log in Console for macOS High Sierra..
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>console login on macOS High Sierra 10.13.5 [duplicate]

In attempting to log in using >console, I am met with a black screen and no terminal prompt, I eventually need to reboot into the GUI. I have successfully used this in the past (say, Mavericks). Has ...
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Chrome and Safari keeps hanging after upgrading to macOS High Sierra

Since upgrading to High Sierra, both Chrome and Safari have been hanging randomly following startup. The rainbow pinwheel would appear every few seconds and I'd have to force quit/re-open those ...
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How do I write to the device Console log from the command line?

How do I write to the log for my "Device" in the Console app from the command line. I've tried syslog -s -k Facility com.apple.console \ Level Alert \ Sender SomeSender \ ...
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How to see / capture ALL SMB server log output in 10.12 and 10.13?

Ever since the move away from SAMBA, I've been plagued by various oddities with SMB and both Windows and Mac clients. Digging about /var/log used to do the trick, but it doesn't seem that the SMB ...
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What are “stackshots” for mac?

Ive recently noticed that from one of my keynote presentations it creates a ".spin" log whenever i close the presentations without saving or view previous versions of the presentation with the 'Revert ...
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How to launch a file in vifm

I installed vifm through macports. If I press enter on a file, it just opens it for editing. How can I launch a file with it's associated program? i.e. if I have a file highlighted, is there a key ...
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Putting display to sleep with AirPlay crashs apps in macOS High Sierra

I use AirPlay everyday and put my display to sleep if I leave my desk in macOS Sierra. However, putting display to sleep with AirPlay crashes all the apps after upgrading to macOS High Sierra. I ...
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chatty “switching to keychain-db” console messages in Sierra

In macOS Sierra I'm noticing a very "chatty" and repetitive series of warnings in the console, like this: default 15:27:23.330990 -0700 AppleIDAuthAgent switching to keychain-db: /Users/XYZ/...
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Read old/previous/past console log entries from an iPhone

I know there are plenty of ways to receive real-time log messages from an iPhone - e.g. the Console app on a Mac, Apple Configurator, and cfgutil syslog. But is there a way to look back at older ...
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Error: Failed entitlement check 'com.apple.private.secure-apsclient'

Trying to solve this issue I have looked in the Console app to further troubleshoot. Here I find the errors: Failed entitlement check 'com.apple.private.secure-apsclient' for <private> Failed ...
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Launching an application via Finder and enabling env variables for logging

I want to launch an application via Finder in a current Mac OS X. I want to enable some logging modules, which can be set by export NAME=etc on the console, but I want to include them in the Finder-...
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When running a script from the scripts menu, where is console output captured?

I have a shell script that I want to run from the scripts menu in the menu bar. (This is the menu that you can activate in the Script Editor preferences.) The script works when I run it from Terminal, ...
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How to get output from the console.app from a non-admin account?

I almost exclusively use a non-admin account for everyday use. Only for installing software, etc. I log in with the admin account. This normally works very well, however, there is one issue I haven't ...
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Random shutdowns that look like kernel panic

But with no sign of kernel panic in the console. The screen just turns black all of a sudden, but the backlight stays on. After up to 10 seconds, it shuts down completely. People I talked to over ...
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IOAccelSurface2 error floods console macOS 10.12 Sierra

I have a MB Pro that is locking up afer about 30 minutes. When I open console I find this message but cant figure out what is causing the problem. fault 12:14:37.463057 -0700 kernel IOReturn ...
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Consistent Console error message: invalid signature for com.cisco.kext.acsock

I have Console open on my Mac (latest OS X El Capitan) and this error keeps reappearing a few times every second. 4/19/16 1:15:18.021 AM com.apple.kextd[47]: ERROR: invalid signature for com.cisco....
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Macbook pro13 (2015) Battery dropping significantly during sleep

I went through articles, but I'm requesting an answer for my instance. The relevant details are shown below, Health Information: Cycle Count: 336 Condition: Normal Health: 90% According to the ...
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Are BT MAC addresses of devices requesting BT connections to the Mac logged in High Sierra?

A neighbor of mine has a phone that keeps trying to connect to my Mac. Considering they're probably trying to connect, I'm a little annoyed. Any way I can find the BT MAC logged anywhere by default ...
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Strange characters in Console .awd reports

Anyone knows what causes this behavior? In Console > system reports all .awd reports have characters like this — ÕÖÖ,$90F31FE5-04CE-99A7-86EA-0E99D6B9ADA8 (í0�: Macmini6,2B16G1036ZUser`êhz áŸˇåÖ,(ÅÄ$...