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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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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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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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Strange characters in Console .awd reports

Anyone knows what causes this behavior? In Console > system reports all .awd reports have characters like this — ÕÖÖ,$90F31FE5-04CE-99A7-86EA-0E99D6B9ADA8 (í0�: Macmini6,2B16G1036ZUser`êhz áŸˇåÖ,(ÅÄ$...
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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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How can I tell if someone logged in to my macOS Sierra?

It seems as though the activity in my Console has been deleted. Is this possible? There is no data before the login that led me here tonight.
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Accessing Time Machine Console Messages

Under previous versions of macOS, to get an idea of what Time Machine was up to I could simply open Console.app and enter "backupd" as a filter in order to see lots of useful messages, in particular ...
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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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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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macOS equivalent of `cmdtool`

I recently saw someone on a Unix system run the command cmdtool <some_log_file.log> and the terminal showed a logging window that live-updated as text was entered into the log file. (I'm ...
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Change font in Console.app in macOS Sierra

How do I change the font used in macOS Sierra? Has Apple actually taken away the ability to set the font? Currently in macOS Sierra the SFMono font bundled with the app seems to be in use. I cannot ...
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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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Console on 10.2.5 not showing history before Console.app started [duplicate]

I know that I used to be able to start up Console to see things like what happened due to a system error: you could just fire it up and search for the most recent "boot" and look at the events before ...
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launchd hogging the CPU

About three months ago, my MacBook Pro retina 2014's fan started spinning continuously because launchd is hogging the CPU up to 70%. When I checked the system.log, it shows this code over and over ...
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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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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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How can I get full information from Console in macOS Sierra?

When I run Console, a lot of messages have the text <private> instead of details, even though my account is an Admin user account. Here is an example for an application I'm writing and trying ...
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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 to identify a missing datastore for com.apple.securityd?

My fans are blowing constantly, and some investigation of my Console shows this error being spit out at a fantastic rate CSSM Exception: -2147413737 CSSMERR_DL_DATASTORE_DOESNOT_EXIST and ...
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How to reduce Safari/WebKit logging verbosity?

I only recently updated to Sierra (10.12.4). Now when I use the Console program to view console messages, I see a massive amount of logging by WebKit, especially about "Current memory footprint": ...
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CalendarAgent (CoreData) creating hundreds of errors in the console

CalendarAgent is having some kind of issue and is creating hundreds (no exaggeration) of errors in the Console. I cannot find a way to resolve it. Functionally, the Calendar app itself works fine so ...
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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 ...