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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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macOS briefly falls back to console after login

A few days ago, my 2018 MacBook Air entered console mode after logging in: and then switches back to graphical mode (full video here). I didn't install any system updates. I didn't see anything in ...
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How to find activity log with time stamps of when applications were opened and closed on MacBook Pro

Is it possible to see a log of when any given application was opened, running, and then closed on my MacBook Pro? For example something that would show the messages app was opened at 3:00 pm and then ...
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Why I'm getting this message: “Interface cannot be used (error 229)”

I've plugged an USB NFC/RFID reader, model ACR112U-A9 provided by ACS Ltd. Although it is plugged I can't read anything and I keep getting this logs in console: 09/06/15 14:13:00,901 com.apple....
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MacUpdate check running every hour?

I have MacUpdate installed (which I got with their Spring Bundle). I noticed that it tries to check for updates every hour for some reason. The app itself is not running so it must be some agent or ...
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How to decrease logging level reported in Console?

I think my macOS works in some debug mode, but I'm not sure, because when I open Console, I see a lot of log entries every second, despite not doing much. If I enabled that mode, I don't remember how ...
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Macbook pro freezing after clean install

My Macbook Pro (2015, Catalina) begun to freeze when I logged on to my main user account a couple of days ago. After the loading screen I approximately 2-5 seconds passed before everything froze, ...
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Is there any way to review all file moves done with Finder?

I recently setup a new Macbook. I had a few apps open, and noticed all of a sudden a Finder dialogue window that showed thousands of files being transferred to 'Movies.' I believe it said '...files ...
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80+ Mail console messages per seconds: “no entry for mailbox id <X> in the cache; this should never happen”

Mail rarely below 30% cpu on a 2.8 GHz Quad-Core Intel Core i7 … -> could be 100% of one core … fan on (very loud), top of the notebook very hot, laptop very slow to react/respond to inputs making ...
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Trigger custom script on specific log message

I am using AirServer for Airplay on my Mac. As far as I know, AirServer does not provide an interface to run scripts on specific actions. However, I found a AirServer specific message inside the ...
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Delete Login/Crash History on Mac OS Yosemite

I have an older iMac running Yosemite and I'm trying to delete the most recent login and crash history. When I type last and my username I see a bunch of crash reports but no option to delete them in ...
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Reactivating console mail logging from cronjobs

I am running several cron jobs on a Mac server. Some time ago I don't know why I deactivated the cron logs into the local mail of the system. I now am getting errors running those cronjobs and I am ...
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system.log flooded with xpcproxy errors during sleep time. How do I diagnose?

A few weeks ago my Macbook Pro 2018 with Catalina 10.15.2 started to get mad during sleep-time, actually it's not really going to sleep as it's flooding the system.log with hundreds of these lines: ...
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Process (fmfd) spamming my console with sandbox denies

Since installing OSX 10.10 (Yosemite), my console is full of error messages regarding fmfd, like fmfd(384) deny file-read-metadata /Volumes/Macintosh HD This happens mostly at startup and when ...
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Sources for “ping” bundled with Mojave 10.14.6?

I am interested in knowing whether the "ping" utility shipped with Mojave 10.14.6 sources are open. man ping ends with BSD March 29, 2013 BSD, but it seems that FreeBSD's version of ping is not the ...
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How to browse var/log directories in console app as could be done in OS versions prior to Catalina?

In Mac OS prior to Catalina, the left sidebar in the console app would show a directory tree for the /var/log directory and a few other log directories. These could be expanded to navigate logs for ...
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How do I see a log of WiFi connect/disconnect events?

I'm having trouble with my router, where the WiFi keeps disconnecting on most of our home devices, so I'm testing different settings on the router. (Seems to be affected by security protocol...) I ...
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How can I send logs to the main screen of OSX Console?

As an application developer, how can I send logs so that they appear on the main screen of Console, i.e. when I select the name of my computer under "Devices?" So far, I have successfully sent logs ...
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Is there any way to make Console prompt for authentication to logs the user isn't authorised to?

If I try to access system.log from my non-admin account I get the message "Unable to read the file" Is there any way to make Console.app prompt for administrator credentials to view logs the user isn'...
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What is the exact difference between 'tty' and a 'console'?

I know the general idea of console, tty as here explains https://unix.stackexchange.com/questions/4126/what-is-the-exact-difference-between-a-terminal-a-shell-a-tty-and-a-con But when run who (using ...
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Spotlight indexing occasionally throws Error Returned from daemon: Error Domain=com.apple.accounts Code=9 in console

For the past week Spotlight on my Mac has been indexing my 256GB drive, using about 200% CPU more or less constantly and it hasn't gone anywhere, so today I opened up the console and filtered by ...
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Cannot Serial/Screen into things error “Cannot open line '/dev/ttyUSBtoSerial for r/w: resource busy” “Sorry, could not find a PTY”

Brand new MBP running latest MacOS Catalina 10.15.1, using USB-C to serial device found here: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B074WPTY6H/ Get following errors in quick succession when attempting ...
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How to export the event log from the Console.app into a text file?

According to tutorials, you'd export your Console.app event log by pressing the "Share" and using e.g. the Mail.app: https://help.realmacsoftware.com/en/articles/1905631-how-to-save-console-logs-in-...
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cannot see log items for connected ipad in console

I have attached an iPad to my MacBook and I made the iPad trust the MacBook. I've opened up the Console application where I can see both my MacBook and the iPad, but I am only seeing messages come ...
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Diagnosing Failed Web Requests Safari

I am having some trouble with Safari not loading any sites. When I enter a URL the site appears to load forever without making progress. There are no errors, and this state will continue until I ...
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Using Console.app - how to find disk force eject logs?

I've been having a number of issues with external disks force unmounting (most often while waking from sleep). Where can I look in Console.app to track down the potential issue?
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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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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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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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Mac OS capture output from shell script that launches application

I have a .Net Core application that I'm running on a Mac. I am currently using a shell script to launch the executable which is working well however I am wondering where the output from the script is ...
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How to identify the cause of a restart on MacBook Air via Console app in OS X Yosemite

Recently my MacBook Air restarted in the middle of the night and cost me some data. I understand there is a support page that tells me the possible causes, but they don't include a way to find the ...
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How to fix the error: “AppleSpell” tried to hijack endpoint “it (Apple)_OpenStep” from owner?

I have 3 macs that all produce this error repeatedly in the console, and I cant figure out the root cause of it. It leads to various system stalls and memory issues. (Currently troubleshooting on ...
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Filtering with multiple criteria using OR in Console.app

It seems that using multiple criteria within search in Console implies an AND operator. So if I add a TagA and a TagB filters, it will find only messages that contains both TagA and TagB together. Is ...
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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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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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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 ...