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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Why does the Finder run at such a low process priority?

I'm at a bit of a loss about this. I'm running a big import in aperture, and it's causing my system to slow down to a complete crawl, basically rendering it unusable for anything, even browsing the ...
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How to fix usbmuxd spam in console when iPhone is connected?

Since I've upgraded from Snow Leopard to Lion (including the latest 10.7.1 update), my usbmuxd seems awfully chatty. This only happens when my iPhone is connected. It spams the following message at ...
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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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apache on OSX 10.8 not starting

I had Apache working on my 10.8 MPBR. I haven't used it for a few weeks, and now it doesn't seem to start. I get nothing in /private/var/log/apache2. Nothing, meaning no logging at all, error or ...
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How to fix message spam from usbmuxd in console (_SendDetachNotification/_SendAttachNotification)

My console is flooded with messages like these: 11.01.12 21:21:39,819 com.apple.usbmuxd: _SendDetachNotification (thread 0x7fff7f6cb960): sending detach for device d0:23:db:3e:0b:82@fe80::d223:dbff:...
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Is less(1) missing lesskey functionality?

less(1), the terminal file pager, seems to be missing lesskey(1) and the ability to rebind the keystrokes in less. The docs claim it's there, but it doesn't work. Am I crazy or is Apple's version of ...
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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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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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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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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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Mac wakes up from sleep every two hours on Mac OS X Yosemite

Since upgrading to the first stable release of Mac OS X Yosemite a few days ago, my Mac Mini wakes up roughly every two hours from sleep for about a minute, then goes back to sleep. This is ...
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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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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 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 start preview from command line and get back to the terminal when I press ESC?

I do want to add file view support for media files to midnight commander and I something that can be called form the command line that would start preview but that will return to my terminal when I ...
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mds error “No store registered for scope” for nonexistent volume

My system log is flooded with error messages like the following: mds: (Error) Server: No store registered for scope "/Volumes/Storage" The volume in the error was in use on a previous machine before ...
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Errorr kernel SMC::smcReadKeyAction in Console

I have OSX 10.9 Maverics on my iMac and I got this message (in Console) every few seconds: kernel[0]: SMC::smcReadKeyAction ERROR TH0P kSMCBadArgumentError(0x89) fKeyHashTable=0x0xffffff802af9b000 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Console reports “sandboxd deny mach-lookup” … Should I modify system.sb?

I'm getting two errors in the console at the same time TimeMachine is running and taking FOREVER to make any progress. 1/4/13 9:41:38.000 PM kernel[0]: Sandbox: sandboxd(5838) deny mach-lookup com....
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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 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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Attempting to setup Exchange account in System Preferences causes crash

I have two computers both installed with OSX 10.9.2 and on one computer I did this with no problem what so ever but on the other computer, when I attempt to setup my Exchange account in the System ...
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Growl notifications when a user logs in to Minecraft server?

Would love to be able to get a Growl notification when a user logs in to my (locally hosted) Minecraft server. I took a peek in the Console but it doesn't seem to record the logins, although my ...
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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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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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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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I see thousands of these in my Console log

8/5/11 5:21:37 PM kernel FireWire GUID ffffffffffffffff is invalid! I have a Macbook Pro Core 2 Duo running Snow Leopard. Any suggestions?
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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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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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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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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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What is the difference between console.log and system.log?

I am checking system logs via the Console utility. I am wondering what the difference is between the console.log and system.log file?
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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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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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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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securityd goes nuts every 4 minutes & 30 seconds

securityd spams my console with the following : 19/04/2012 16:23:17.405 com.apple.securityd: Value of bTransmit: 00000001 repeated 563 times (after disabling the default mps_limit of 500). 4 ...
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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 ...