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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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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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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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How to change Console.app log queries' time format

I'd like to change the time format from 12 to 24 hours in the log queries. The logs themselves are already in 24-hour, but the queries show in 12-hour format. I checked asl.conf's man page but I ...
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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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Sierra Console read out “constant” system report error!

Nov 19 12:05:27 Patricks-MBP cloudd[390]: notify name "com.apple.cloudkit.pcs.flushCaches" has been registered 40 times - this may be a leak Any interpretation would be helpful.
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earlier logs in Console of Sierra [duplicate]

After a complete freeze and hard reboot on my Mac Pro, I try to find out why. In Console “Devices” I only see the logs of the last few minutes. How can I see earlier logs? The only control I can ...
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macOS Sierra console search criteria

Is there a way to filter the console by multiple criteria? I'd like to display only warnings and errors from the PHP log file. The following searches for the string error warning which doesn't exist
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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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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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“geodMachServiceBridge” errors in Console App

"geodMachServiceBridge" errors show up every few seconds in the Console App in macOS Sierra. Quitting process from within Activity Monitor didn't help. Tried this solution (from here), didn't help ...
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What is the font used on Console.app in macOS Sierra?

Looks like Console.app went through some changes in macOS Sierra. I really liked the font used in that app but can't find it anywhere in the app (probably they disabled changing the font altogether).
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RADIUS log not visible in Console under macOS Sierra

We only have Radiusconfig log viewable in Console, but the Radiuslog is not visible. Although it exists under /private/var/log/radius. In older operating system versions the RADIUS log was greyed out ...
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Why does OSX always print ApplePersistence=YES to stderr?

Whenever my mac boots up, each task that is launched prints the following message. See for example 22/09/16 14:13:45.070 TMHelperAgent[6171]: ApplePersistence=YES Whenever I run an AppleScript, I ...
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Is there a lower level log of USB activity than Console.app or system.log?

I'm plugging in a USB device which should be a USB/serial adapter. In addition to it not seeming to work, plugging and unplugging it produces absolutely no output in Console.app or /var/log/system.log....
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How do I make OS X say something when it finds the word “burning” in Console?

How do I make OS X monitor the Console and say something when it finds the word "burning" in there?
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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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Mac freezes when logging in as >console [logging in to terminal directly without launching the GUI]

When I try console login, my Mac freezes. Nothing happens visually: no switch to a black window, no spinning loading indicator in the ‘Password’ field; nothing. The only thing I can still do is press ...
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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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How to logout from console and turn into login screen

Based on the link, I can login in console mode. And then I can ssh into it from another computer. If I want to log out the console back to the login screen how can I do that?
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OS X El Capitan 10.11.3, need explanation of Console message

Can anyone give me an idea what exactly does this mean a message in my console: symptoms: -[NetworkAnalyticsEngine_writeJournalRecord:fromCellFingerprint:key:atL0I:ofKind:lqm:isFaulty Also this: ...
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USB to Serial Adaptor works once for every reboot

Update#2, After testing with different console applications, I think the conclusion is GNU screen coming with Mac OS X 10.11.4 has a defect causing this issue. Hope some dev can see this and help ...
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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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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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Application tries to launch although it is deinstalled

In my console a message is occurring every 10 seconds. I think it's trying to launch a deinstalled application (NetDrive2): 18.12.15 23:55:40,047 com.apple.xpc.launchd[1]: (com.bdrive.NetDrive2....
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“Force Sticky Console”: Safari devtools shifts away from Console to DOM inspector on reload

When I'm working with the DevTools open, if I refresh the page, DevTools automatically switches to the DOM Inspector tab instead of staying on the console. Here's an animated GIF image to demonstrate ...
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Simple Console Editor for OS X Terminal

I am looking for a simple console text editor for OS X to run in a terminal. I have used “Joe” for many years, and it’s very good, but I am looking for one that is simpler. In particular I would ...
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Why is my MacBook Pro (late 2013, Retina) crashing?

So...my Mac had a spinning beach ball of death (SBBOD), and has been having these about once a day for the past two weeks. :-( I manually turned off my computer (held power key), waited ~3 minutes, ...
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Issue with my launchpad on MBP Retina 13"

I've got one annoying problem with my launchpad icon. Today i was downloading xcode and i stopped it over the time, because it was already installed in the finder. Can I reset the launchpad over my ...
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Am I being hacked?

I've had several devices wiped because of a very clever/annoying person who won't leave me alone (electronically). I'm starting to become suspicious of my brand new Macbook Pro 13" purchased from ...
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Console.app needs color themes

Black text on white background hurts the eyes while perusing logs in Console.app. There used to be some hacks like this to change the colors of the display in Console.app. But those hacks apparently ...
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launchagent logs warning/error into console

I have a launch agent that I created several years ago to set a random signature both in a .signature and in Mail.app. It does nothing complicated and has hummed along through several OS X versions. ...
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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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Formatting logs in OS X Console

We have logs from an application that are formatted as JSON. Normally they are sent to a central logging tool like LogStash. On the terminal, we can read them using a tool like jq. But if I attach a ...
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OS X: frequent discoveryd warnings in console

Here's an example from the console log: 29.05.15 09:27:23,475 discoveryd[89]: Basic Warn DD_Warn: Bad count; corrupt TXT RDATA I'm trying to find the cause of some frequent slowness on my iMac so I'...
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Log keeps displaying the same error message at a rate of ~5 per second

For some reason, I keep getting this message 5 times on the console every second (approximately): mdworker[56948]: (Warning) Import: Bad path: What does this mean? What are the symptoms of this? ...
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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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How do I make the Console app reappear after deleting Everything? OS X Yosemite

I deleted every file that was contained in the console's logs listing of my Macbook Pro 15, including the "All messages,". Now when I click to open the app, the program opens but no GUI will load. ...
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Could the Java Updater (com.oracle.java.Java-Updater) be the source of all my kernel panics?

In the past few months I've been getting more kernel panics than usual. This is on my late 2012 2.3 GHz Intel Core i7 Mac Mini, running OS X Yosemite (OS X 10.2.2) with 16 GB of RAM. Looking at the ...
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How to know if (and when) a shutdown occurred due to power outage

I have a Mac in a remote location that operates as a server. It's configured (from Energy Management) to automatically power up in case of blackout as the power comes back. How can I tell if a power ...
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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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“Unable to load nib file: MainMenu”

I have a Mac with Yosemite (don't remember the exact version) I used CleanMyMac today, but it broke something; after using it, I can't open most Apple applications (I can't open App Store, Mail.app, ...
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Is there any way of Filtering out messages from OS X system log?

Is there any way of Filtering out messages from OS X system log? I am looking through the log on an old MacBook running Lion. This has an error message every 10 seconds from an obsolete service: ...
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dnsextd messages in console

I'm running OS X 10.10.1 and keep getting thousands of lines like the following in the system console log. 12/16/14 2:57:02.937 PM dnsextd[9384]: ConnectToServer - 10 failed attempts. Aborting. 12/...
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Why doesn't mobile Safari have a JavaScript console?

My question is fairly simple, seeing as iPod has full support for executing JavaScript (proven my bookmarklets (See below) why doesn't it have a "dev tools" option, or at least a JS console? Is there ...
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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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Console log flooded with “VMware Fusion Start Menu … : assertion failed: …”

I get tons of messages of this style in my console log: 08.12.14 11:03:41,045 VMware Fusion Start Menu[444]: assertion failed: 14B25: libxpc.dylib + 40320 [9437C02E-A07B-38C8-91CB-299FAA63083D]: 0x13 ...
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Console log flooded with “discoveryd: Basic Warn DD_Warn: Bad count; corrupt NSEC RDATA”

My console log is flooded with the message discoveryd[51]: Basic Warn DD_Warn: Bad count; corrupt NSEC RDATA They appear in bunches of many identical messages within only a few seconds, separated by ...
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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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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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Recover application after it becomes unresponsive

Is there any way to recover an application once it freezes aside from killing it? Context being, I have been working on a couple of files in TextMate 1.5 and TextMate has stopped responding, I have ...