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

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How can I find out when my Macbook Pro turned itself on?

I'm trying to track down a problem where my MPB occasionally turns itself on while still closed. Perhaps if I can identify the time it happens, it will reveal something useful. In the most recent case,...
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How can I debug an unrecognised display in High Sierra?

My external monitor recently stopped being recognised by my MacBook Pro (Early 2011 - 8,2, High Sierra, 10.13.6) I have reset PRAM / SMC and tried a number of troubleshooting steps as outlined in the ...
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iCloud Sync activity log

Trying to figure out how to see activity happening while iCloud Files is syncing. The macOS Console application shows messages from cloudd, but nothing very useful: The Activity Monitor does not show ...
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Is there a way to see when an application was launched? [duplicate]

Is there a way to see when an application was launched? I need to restore some tabs that were open in my browser when I launched it several weeks ago (it is still running) and I want to look in the ...
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Reading Mac Mail logs

I have multiple email accounts that all use the same server. When I try to look at the logs they have file names such as "name.server.com-f4roa44-jalkjdl3l-jflkj.txt" The "name.server.com-" portion ...
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When and by who was a password changed

I have created a specific account on my Mac (called skype) to use with risky software, Skype. This account is a standard account. Since I didn't want to use this account very often, I saved its ...
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Can I delete StoreData found at /private/var/log/powermanagement/StoreData?

I had a problem backing-up my (mid-2007) iMac running El Capitan using SuperDuper. I sent SuperDuper the error log and they suggested that I delete StoreData found at /private/var/log/powermanagement/...
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OS X Find my iPhone logs

How to check "Find my iPhone" start/stop logs? Thanks. The service was strangely disabled. I already checked some logs through the system Console App.
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How to troubleshoot spurious restart?

MBP 15 inch 2018, 2.9 GHz i9, 32 GB, 2TB; 10.13.6 If I leave my system unattended for several hours, it will restart itself - as if someone selected applemenu>Restart... Apple has been no help so ...
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AppleScript : Track change (time tracking)

I have an app which display the number of minutes passed within a specific status for e.g I'm online now since 102 min , the result of my script return {"Online for 102:40"} How can I get the value ...
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iPhone app access log

I accidentally brought my iPhone 7 into my university examination and was wondering if I would be able to produce a log (record) of iPhone app access, to show that I never used it during that ...
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How can I get the last logins/shutdowns/restarts located on a volume from another Mac?

I'd like the last command to display login/logout information located on a volume from another Mac. I've mounted that volume at /Volumes/1013. Where does last get that information from? I'd rather ...
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How can I enable AFP access logging on macOS server?

I tried to turn on AFP access logging on macOS Server 5.6.1, but don't see any entries when accessing the volume from clients running macOS 10.13.5 My AFP settings list as serveradmin settings afp ...
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Disable new macos logging system

My SSD has bad blocks, so I get overwhelmed by those messages: 2018-07-07 21:24:03.950826+0000 0xd0 Default 0x0 0 kernel: (IOStorageFamily) disk1s1: device error. 2018-...
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Macbook restarts repeatedly while sleeping

Last night, my macbook (10.13.4) was sleeping while low on power. I got on it this morning and the battery was dead. After charging, I noticed that if I close the lid to put the computer to sleep, it ...
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log: Could not open local log store: The log archive format is corrupt and cannot be read

I'm having some problems with my Macbook. The primary problem is that I'm unable to log into my admin account since a recent system update. I tried searching for solutions online, but haven't found ...
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How to see <private> data in iOS logs?

Looking at iOS 11 logs using Console.app in High Sierra, I see that many important bits of information are masked like this: nsurlsessiond Triggering periodic update to powerlog for client <...
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Find log activation webcam

Is there any solution to obtained directly in the log the different time of activation of the Apple Webcam? If yes, where can I find this information?
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store local1 syslog messages in /var/log/local1.log

I would like to have syslog messages for the local1 facility stored in a file /var/log/local1.log. I've tried managing /etc/asl.conf but can't figure out how to modify it. It seems that Apple is no ...
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Does macOS record application start events in the system logs?

Does macOS log application start (i.e., launch) events, or is it application dependent (or are application start events not logged at all)? And how far back are logs kept? The real-time event stream ...
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How can I tell the exact time when a drive disconnected?

I have a USB drive (a Drobo) that appears disconnecting randomly after 10-20 hours. I'm trying to gather data to help understand the root cause of the problem so I'd like to understand the timing of ...
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See a log of all DMG files that were mounted

Today I saw for a very brief moment (like a fraction of a second) an alert telling me that some “BaseSystem.dmg” file was being mounted, even though I wasn’t trying to mount anything, nevertheless a ...
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During Dictionary Attack, how can I Capture the attempted usernames and passwords?

I have several nefarious individuals attempting to gain access to my servers constantly with VNC, presumably using some kind of dictionary attack against the password. Is there a way to get a log of ...
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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 do I see all my failed login attempts (macOS High Sierra)

I've tried the following commands: syslog -F raw -k Facility com.apple.system.lastlog | grep <my_username> cat /var/log/asl.log (DOES NOT WORK ON HighSierra) who Thanks to Scot, the following ...
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Based on what criteria are the crash logs of a process automatically deleted?

According to the Apple Tech Note https://developer.apple.com/library/content/technotes/tn2004/tn2123.html, "CrashReporter limits the number of crash log files for any given combination of user, ...
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Junk log files filling HD

Sometime last night, the directory /private/var/db/uuitext/dsc on my Macbook Pro started filling up with junk files until the HD was completely full. Each one is 40.9MB and has a name of the pattern ...
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Deleting iPhone's Apple Support General Log File

I have an old iPhone 3GS I'm trying to use back again. I loaded it up on iTunes and noticed I have 3.8Gb worth of "Other" data stored in it. Keep in mind this is the 8Gb model. I've tried all ...
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MacBook Pro tries to shutdown every X hours

My Macbook Pro is trying to shutdown itself every X amount of hours, is there a way to check in the logs what process is triggering the shutdown process? I can see the following in the logs, but not ...
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Read old/previous/past console log entries from an iPhone

I know there are plenty of ways to receive real-time log messages from an iPhone - e.g. the Console app on a Mac, Apple Configurator, and cfgutil syslog. But is there a way to look back at older ...
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shell script logging, error types Console.app will recognise

The macOS app Console has a Type column with dots (and badges in the Info Pane) reflecting the level of message. See section 1 of its help page. The colors used are: red for Fault, yellow for Error, ...
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Is there a log-in log on macOS?

I'm suspecting a roommate somehow got my password, and I want to confirm this hypothesis. Is there a log that keeps track of successful and failed log-ins? PS: I tried using the wake reasons log, but ...
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Console log is telling me that database is locked for many apps. How do I unlock?

I'm trying to diagnose a MacMini that is painfully slow to start up. I already check the filesystem (fsck) and the disk (Disk Warrior). I am running High Sierra. My Mac is fine once it's up and ...
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How can I see which files I used some days ago?

I had a telephone conference days three days ago. I took notes while talking and now I can't find them. It could be that I just tipped them into an open document or maybe I created a new one and didn'...
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How to get output from the console.app from a non-admin account?

I almost exclusively use a non-admin account for everyday use. Only for installing software, etc. I log in with the admin account. This normally works very well, however, there is one issue I haven't ...
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OSX freezes and logs me out when switching workspaces, it doesn't happen everytime and it's not consistant?

I'm running OSX High Sierra 10.13.2. also, where can I collect more info about why this is happening?
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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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What are the Ubiquity logs on my Mac?

In the "~/Library/Logs" folder, I discovered a folder called "Ubiquity", but I have no such app named "ubiquity" on my MacBook Pro. I Googled and also searched here (Ask Different), but all ...
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How to view all login history in MacOS High Sierra

How can I log all login history until now? By "all" I mean all users: admin, guests, and every other user. I am using MacOS HighSierra.
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After (exactly) 5-months, my cellular data usage logs reset to zero. What happened?

Starting on 06/26/2017, at the end of each day, I began logging the cellular data usage for each of my Apps and System Services in a spreadsheet. On 06/26 all the cellular usage was at 0-MB. On 11/26 ...
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A file viewer like in Total Commander / Krusader

I use DoubleCommander, which is a decent 2-panel file manager. What I am missing is a viewer for the use case of peeking at a text file, especially logs: quick to load handles large text files (GBs) ...
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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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What sort of logs will help me debug why my mac is regularly freezing?

My 2017 iMac running macOS 10.12.6 has a problem that occurs on a roughly weekly basis where the entire system will gradually freeze. The symptoms are that an application will lock up with the ...
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How to monitor Mac file sharing activity

I am a new Mac user and have struggled mightily to find an answer to this question in recent days. I’m running a MacOS Sierra client, and sharing a folder of files with other Macs on my local network....
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How to filter logs via processImagePath?

Given the following log entries (which I run in other Terminal to compare my filter): $ log stream --level debug | grep -w Google Activity 0x80000000003a7a20 75676 Google Chrome Helper: (...
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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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How to send macOS logs to syslog (graylog) server from /etc/asl.conf

I have recently setup a cool Graylog server for myself which I have various machines now sending their log output to. It's great and is helping me a ton. I want to do the same with macOS. There are ...
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Check log files for file transfer [duplicate]

I would like if there is a way to capture in a log file all the transfer file activities in a given time period. Let me give you an example. Let's say that on 16 Aug 2017 13:35 I copy/move a file/...
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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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Can I delete the logs in the /private/tmp folder?

Seems like there are around 5,000 wifi logs, each 2MB each, totaling nearly 10GB on my disk in /private/tmp. Can I delete these logs, or will macOS automatically delete them itself? I tried making a ...