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How do you enable distnoted logging in High Sierra or later?

I've read recommendations in many places to enable logging for the distnoted process by creating /var/log/do_dnserver_log (such as in this answer from 2013, this posting from 2008, this tech note last ...
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Will a Disk Wipe Be Logged?

Currently I'm running Mac OS Yosemite. I've booted into the recovery partition and I'm using disk utility to perform operations on my main partition. My questions are: If I erase other partitions ...
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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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How to log wifi speed and strength?

My wifi drops out multiple times per hour. It says it is connected but it goes to 1kb/s up and down and nothing works until I turn wifi off, then back on. Then it will work until it doesn't. I want ...
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How to see / capture ALL SMB server log output in 10.12 and 10.13?

Ever since the move away from SAMBA, I've been plagued by various oddities with SMB and both Windows and Mac clients. Digging about /var/log used to do the trick, but it doesn't seem that the SMB ...
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How to enable process accounting on macOS

My Macbook Pro occasionally will use up high CPU and freeze after being left idle overnight. How can I enable process accounting so that I can track down the processes that consume most of the CPU?
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Where can I see Cisco IPSec VPN logs?

I'm running Sierra and trying to connect to VPN network using a certificate. When I press the Connect button I get an error: An unexpected error occurred. Try reconnecting. If the problem continues,...
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See list of past wifi server connections in Mac

Is there a way on Mac to see the full list of past wifi server connections, along with the certs the servers used to identify themselves? Where is this info stored in Mac?
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Logging MacBook firewall is empty

I have enabled the built-in firewall on my MacBook (Sierra v10.12.1), but unfortunately the log files located in /var/log (appfirewall.log and alf.log) stay empty. I contacted Apple Support but they ...
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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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Where is the postfix log on Sierra?

I am running OS X 10.12.3. I do not have the OS X Server package installed, but I know postfix comes as part of the standard (non-server) installation. I have the occasional need to send emails from ...
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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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.logarchive showing as a folder, not as a bundle

On some of my Macs, .logarchive files are showing as folders instead of bundles. I need them as file bundles in order to open them in Console.app. Cannot figure out what's configured differently in ...
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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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Where is “configd” process logging file?

in macOS X the process configd log some information about ipv4 changes and dos changes to the Console application, all I wanted to know is where this logs are, there aren't on system.log. An example: ...
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Is there any documentation on the macOS Sierra new logging system?

I've been trying to diagnose a problem with a MacBook that won't NetBoot off my Mac Mini server running MacOS X Server 5.2 and macOS Sierra. However it proved to be rather difficult when I came to ...
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mDNSResponder not logging

man mDNSResponder suggests that sudo killall -USR1 mDNSResponder will enable warning and notice logging, and that sudo syslog -c mDNSResponder -d will enable log levels Emergency to Debug. ...
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How can I log all notifications?

Dropbox, PushBullet, Thunderbird and a dozen other apps create notifications. Is it possible to log these in a Unix-like way? I dislike the tiny messages popping up for a few seconds and then ...
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Logging camera access on OS X Yosemite and up

I'd like to have camera access by applications be logged in system logs, so that I can later search for camera access in the console app. Any idea if there is some debug feature in OS X to enable ...
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Logging for SSHD when started from Launchd with `-d` option?

I'm working on OS X 10.8.5, fully patched. I have an updated OpenSSH server installed in /usr/local/sbin listening on port 1522. Connection attempts result in ssh_exchange_identification: Connection ...
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How do I enable logging for ssh log in attempts?

I have enabled remote logins via SSH on my Mac. But how do I enable logging of all log in attempts? And where is the log? My /etc/sshd_config has this content: # Logging SyslogFacility AUTHPRIV