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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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Is there console mode in Mac OS X?

Is there something like Linux console in Mac OS X? Like "terminal", but without running graphics environment.
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Find out if any files were exported from my MacBook

I left my laptop around with co-workers for around 30-40 minutes. Can I find out if any files were exported/opened from my laptop during that time? 11/5/17 3:12:09.000 PM syslogd[47]: ASL Sender ...
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Sierra Console.app show earlier data

In previous versions of OS X the Console.app had buttons to allow you to see earlier or later in the logs. In Sierra it seems to only show entries from when you start Console.app. How do you get ...
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Strange message in console about _DirtyJetsamMemoryLimit key

This message is always displayed in the console log at regular intervals. com.apple.xpc.launched: (comm.apple.imFoundation.IMRemoteURLConnectionAgent) the _DirtyJetsamMemoryLimit key is not available ...
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Prettify OS X console by coloring output?

OS X terminal is not using colors for highlighting output from different commands, for example ls. When compared with other systems like Ubuntu, this is a big loss of accessibility/productivity. ...
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Why is it important to keep lots of freespace on OSX? What is the impact?

I have a 500GB drive and have less than 50 GB free. Console is reporting several interesting errors saying I'm too low on space and it's cleaning up "stuff" 1/6/13 4:49:51.475 PM com.apple.mtmd[...
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How to disable logging to system.log in OS X?

During my time with Yosemite, I've had an innocuous issue that gets logged to system.log non-stop. This question is not about solving the issue. I'd like to stop the chatter, because they're writes ...
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Setting a custom log

I have to get all the chromium and firefox info logs out of /var/log/system.log and into a nice quiet /var/log/{chromium,firefox}.log. However I can neither recall or find how to set that in syslog....
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Kernel SMC::smcReadKeyAction error

I just looked in the OS X Console, and noticed that there's a huge number of errors looking like this: 6/12/12 8:33:16.000 PM kernel: SMC::smcReadKeyAction ERROR F1Mn kSMCBadArgumentError(0x89) ...
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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 do I execute command line scripts?

In Windows, I can create .bat files. I double click it and all lines are interpreted as if I had entered it into the console. In OS X, what file or program do I have to use? If I want write a file ...
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Fresh macOS install: Console.app displays errors/faults. Is that to be expected?

I have installed a fresh copy of macOS 10.13 on an empty drive. After logging in I checked for errors/faults in Console.app. I didn't expect to see any errors let alone faults but Console.app ...
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OS X Mavericks wakes my Mac from sleep every hour or so

Ever since upgrading to Mavericks, it looks like my Mac Mini wakes from sleep about once an hour or so. In the Console, I get the following message: Oct 30 02:12:06 gary-mac WindowServer[93]: ...
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Mac wakes up from sleep every night and then goes back to sleep immediately

I've had my Mac Mini for about six months now. Every night, I put it to Sleep rather than shutting it down. Since about two weeks ago, the Mac Mini wakes up from sleep around 1 to 3 am, once a night, ...
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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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What is “com.JWVD.cbcache.plist”?

I'm trying to solve some problems and have run across a few things in Etrecheck of which I cannot determine the origin. One such item is the Launch Daemon "com.JWVD.cbcache.plist". Does anyone know ...
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WWAN won't connect; “more than one interface matches usbmodem”

TL;DR: Network device is listed twice with the same hardware port name, so the internal method that's supposed to return a pointer to a network device by its name fails. This is why nothing related to ...
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How to find recently connected external disks?

Bit of an emergency so any help really appreciated. I am trying to work out whether or not the there is a way for me to see the details (specifically names) of external drives that have been ...
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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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Many Applications accessing obsolete x509anchors

When I look into console.app I see that every 2 minutes one of the mac os programs (Safari, Mail, Keychain, Addressbook, WebProcess etc.) is giving an "Warning: accessing obsolete X509Anchors." error. ...
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Monitor Console.app for a string and notify when found

Is it possible to monitor all messages in Console.app for a string and then notify the user when this string occurs? I have the problem that I'm getting disk I/O errors and I suspect that it's not a ...
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CoreAudio, SandBox & Kernel Errors

My console is littered with coreaudio errors. Will trashing the listed components, solve the problem? These are all of the logs that mention the word 'region':