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System files that contain system event information, errors, and crash information.

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Determining/associating the log subsystem for apps installed via package managers

I've watched this highly informative talk on the unified logs and been reading whatever documentation or blog posts I can find on the subject, but I haven't found or don't understand how to link an ...
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How do you turn on crontab logging on Big Sur?

I am running macOS Big Sur 11.2.1 and have several crontab jobs set up and they work fine, but I want to turn on the logging of all of my crontab jobs. I have read that with the recently releases such ...
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Logs in Console / Disk Usage

With a modern version of macOS, like Big Sur, if you open Console, you see tonnes and tonnes of messages streaming as soon as you press "start". I was wondering, it seems like the chatter ...
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WindowServer: (CoreDisplay) [com.apple.CoreDisplay:default] [DEBUG] spamming my console and doing excessive amounts of disk activity

Macmini8,1 (2018) running up to date 10.14.6 OSX Mojave: My console is getting absolutely destroyed and followed with 'WindowServer: (CoreDisplay) [com.apple.CoreDisplay:default] [DEBUG]' messages and ...
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Is there a way to view log of previously connected bluetooth devices that have already been removed?

Weird one guys. Bear with me. So I'm working from a home office. I have an Apple Magic Keyboard 2 and it has been connected to my MacBook Pro for a couple of months now. Today I went to use it and ...
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How can I find out which kernel extension has been updated?

I received a notification on Big Sur that an extension was updated and this must be authorised in System Preferences. It is 'System software from developer "Apple Inc."'. I find this odd: I ...
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Logging from AppleScript in Automator

I am writing an AppleScript (Run AppleScript item) from within an application in Apple Automator, but the Log panel at the bottom of the window does not display any logged messages (that is, anything ...
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Difference between “Device” and System.log in Console.app

In console.app, I understand I can stream messages by selecting my computer "Device" as shown here, highlighted in pink. What is shown there? I understood it was system.log, but it seems to ...
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how remove Apple support screen sharing software

I contacted the Apple support team and the technician asked me to install a software on my macbook so as to share my screen with him. I granted "record screen" permission to this software. A ...
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Extracting diagnostic logs from iPad 2 with macOS Catalina

I have an iPad 2 from wich I want to extract the diagnostic logs. The use case is a failed activation that blocks me from using the iPad or restoring it with my Laptop. I have a separate question for ...
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macOS: find last time AirPods Bluetooth headphones were connected/in the range

I have either lost my AirPods either someone stole them, and I would like to find more details to find which possibilities is most likely. Unfortunately my AirPods are not listed under Find My (...
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How do I need to configure the macOS logging system to log LOG_INFO messages from Perl?

In the dovecot port for macOS in MacPorts, there is a pushnotify capability (requires you to be able to create the right certificates). This is perl code that contains the following snippet: # Open ...
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Big Sur - high CPU usage before user login

Is there a way to log the system activities, such as errors or cpu usage data, before user login? I'm using macOS Big Sur 11.0.1 on MacBook Pro 16 inch - 2019, and I found the machine is hot and the ...
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macOS removes log files in unwanted way

My computer is used for website development. As part of the website application, I have created log files, which previously had been stored in /var/log/webapps/appname (where appname varies per ...
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Could running Python and Matplotlib be keeping my computer from sleeping? How can I find out?

I have noticed that sometimes when I open my laptop the battery had dropped to 99% or even 97% after a day or so. I have it set up to sleep after being closed for 5 seconds, and I've verified that by ...
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apache error.log filter for some specific types of messages only

Running the apache webserver on mac Catalina. If I do tail -f /var/log/apache2/error.log I can access the full list of messages produced. I have a lot of [:debug] messages like this one: [Thu Oct 29 ...
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simctl errors in Console

I noticed that my Macbook Pro 2015 was making a fan noise in the morning, even though the lid was closed and it had been put to sleep 10 hours ago. When I looked at system.log in the Console, it's ...
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Identify which user or process initiated normal shutdown?

I'd like to identify why (who, what) showdown my MacBook Pro while it was left unattended. Some unsaved work was lost. It is fairly likely that a careless admin script was run through some automated ...
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MacOS, Can I troubleshoot a program that is not working from a console log/is it safe to post here?

I'm pretty sure it's not safe to paste console logs because it has personal information but just wanted to make sure. I have a program called sidenotes for MacOS, I kind of need it as an intermediary ...
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User Directory contents lost after Catalina combo update

I was updating the Catalina Combo update, and after a while, the update is still there pending but many of my applications and most importantly All my directories and files in my home directory are ...
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Logs of installed applications

Based on this question: How to read iPhone system logs? Will I find in these logs when applications were installed?
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Viewing Logs on Startup volume that freezes

I have a MacBook Pro (Computer A) which freezes / restarts during startup. To investigate the problem, I purchased a brand new internal disk and did a basic installation (10.13 - the latest this model ...
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Observing what Spotlight's mdworker is indexing for diagnostic purposes

There has been a history of people reporting mdworker processes taking up lots of CPU time on older machines, but apart from vague suggestions to just re-create the entire Spotlight index, I could not ...
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How do I browse logs in /var/log in Console.app on Catalina?

Up to and including Mojave, /var/log was listed in the sidebar of Console.app, allowing me to browse subfolders and, for instance, look at /var/log/powermanagement logs for previous days. But in ...
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Apple Push Notification Service Daemon (Segmentation Faults and Errors in /var/log/system.log ?) (com.apple.aps/ApplePushService)

I'm seeing a many various (about 159+) Apple Push Notification Service Daemon (com.apple.apsd) Segmentation Faults and Errors in /var/log/system.log ? What typically causes these? I've tried to clean ...
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macOS password prompt

on macOS catalina,how to determine the name of the app which prompts the user for password? Are there any logs generated which stores the historical information about such .
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Where are OS-level crash reports stored? [duplicate]

I have a machine that has some intermittent rebooting. When it restarts, I get the familiar dialog to report this to Apple. I don't always remember to save the details of the crash. I'm sure that ...
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How can I log edits to the hosts file?

A guy I'm helping fix his Mac and he's got some process on there editing his host file to redirect queries to the Minecraft authentication servers (authserver.mojang.com and sessionserver.mojang.com) ...
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Catalina disconnecting SMB shares from Synology NAS during the night. How to troubleshoot?

I have an issue since upgrading Mojave to Catalina (10.15.5): my Mac disconnects all SMB shares mounted from a Synology NAS during the night and without any user interaction. It only happens when my ...
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Deleting Wifidiagnostics file and others under private/var/temp and /folder on Catalina

Is it safe to delete the Wifidiagnostics file even though its in private/var/tmp? My understanding was that it's better to leave those folders alone in Catalina but I'm not that experienced a user. ...
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Where are the memory and kernel logs stored in macOS Catalina?

I want to learn how to debug kernel crashes and am not at all familiar with macOS logging. Specifically the logs files that might reveal a system crash for example due to kernel panics. Does Apple ...
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Logging wrong password attempts even with right one

Found this answer for logging wrong password attempts, and it works kind of. This is what I get from one correct attempt: log stream --predicate '(eventMessage CONTAINS "Authentication failed&...
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Battery status and replacement

About a week ago my battery status (MacBook Pro mid 2017) claimed that the battery should be replaced after 250 cycles. Now, all of a sudden the battery status has returned to normal. ioreg -l -w0 |...
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Can I have launchctl output stdout/stderr from my application to the system-wide Unified Logging mechanism?

I have set up a custom .plist in ~/Library/LaunchAgents to run a process (offlineimap) on a periodic basis. I've specified both the StandardOutPath and StandardErrorPath keys to point to files in my ...
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Log/list of external/unauthorized programs that were given permission to open

When an app/program is not from an authorized developer, it cannot be opened directly because of security settings. These security settings can be overridden by adding the app as an exception to the ...
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How to check when an iPhone X has been booted before its last boot?

Is there a way to see when an iPhone has been booted before its last boot? I have a regular iPhone X with current iOS. Are there any log files available? I tried some Apps in the AppStore that pretend ...
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Can iOS apps retrieve user access logs after being deleted?

Specifically, I used an iPad app while it was offline, then deleted it. I assume that it keeps logs of access into the app and whatnot. Can an app be able to gain access to these offline logs after ...
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What is log message `Failed to remove attribute… “Operation not permitted”` during Time Machine backup?

When my macOS laptop does Time Machine backups, I see in the log a pattern of error messages reading, Failed to remove attribute '…' from 'file:///', error: Error Domain=NSPOSIXErrorDomain Code=1 "...
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Is there any iphone call history downloader for windows which actually works?

Does anyone know an app (or procedure) that WORKs, to export the 4 months of iphone call logs, that everyone has been saying since 2016, is saved in iCloud? Google is jammed with pages which say they ...
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Diagnosing an intermittent system crash - how to analyse a spindump file

I am trying to figure out the root cause of full system crashes that I am sometimes experiencing in MacOS. It's an ongoing but intermittent issue that I've been encountering both in 10.15 and also in ...
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Is there a log somewhere that will show when I have done screensharing?

Over the past week, I have been doing a lot of remote access using the Screen Sharing.app. Is there a place that logs when I have used it and for how long? I've looked in the Console.app but haven't ...
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Can you determine exactly when iMac was disconnected from power?

(This is not just question about when a normal power failure occurred) My 2017 iMac was stolen today during a break-in, but the internal hard drive was dead so it was running off of an external SSD. ...
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Remove the “Legacy Software” and “Installations” lists of System Information

There are a couple of programs listed in Legacy Software in the System Information: Is it possible to remove those entries? They are all old apps I've uninstalled, so there is no need to keep those ...
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How to debug the user login process

After the Catalina update I can't login with my main user any more. Mostly all I get is the turning wheel but once I got Welcome message notification and clicking that started Safari. And from the ...
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How to browse var/log directories in console app as could be done in OS versions prior to Catalina?

In Mac OS prior to Catalina, the left sidebar in the console app would show a directory tree for the /var/log directory and a few other log directories. These could be expanded to navigate logs for ...
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How to determine what is causing Mac Pro to automatically log out and where to find logs of logout events?

For the last week or so, I've been coming in to the office every morning to find my Mac Pro has logged itself out. Mac Pro Late 2013 macOS Catalina Version 10.15.3 (19D76) I have been randomly ...
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system.log flooded with xpcproxy errors during sleep time. How do I diagnose?

A few weeks ago my Macbook Pro 2018 with Catalina 10.15.2 started to get mad during sleep-time, actually it's not really going to sleep as it's flooding the system.log with hundreds of these lines: ...
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How can I send logs to the main screen of OSX Console?

As an application developer, how can I send logs so that they appear on the main screen of Console, i.e. when I select the name of my computer under "Devices?" So far, I have successfully sent logs ...
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Is there any way to make Console prompt for authentication to logs the user isn't authorised to?

If I try to access system.log from my non-admin account I get the message "Unable to read the file" Is there any way to make Console.app prompt for administrator credentials to view logs the user isn'...
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Find specific logs about SCEP Server (unable to contact)

In my IT Environment, we enroll macOS systems with an MDM solution provider instance. During the enrollment process (using the Safari Web Browser Application and using a specific Enrollment URL), the ...

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