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

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blank Parental Controls log display

After setting up a managed user on my daughter's laptop [2008 macbook pro, OSX 10.9.1], I tested that application and website logging worked - I was able to go into Parental Controls, bring up the ...
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Was my Macbook Pro remotely accessed?

I'm running Mojave on a Macbook Pro. A while ago, my screen started randomly scrolling down by itself while I was using Safari, and the problem persisted for a few seconds. The scrolling seemed almost ...
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How to enable logging for smbd on MacOS Mojave 10.14.5?

I would like to enable logging on my file sharing service. (It's crashing intermittently and I can't figure out why.) When I inspect the plist for the file sharing service smbd on my Mac running ...
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How to create a cron log file in macOS High Sierra

I have an issue with cron in macOS High Sierra. I have cron running, and it is running the jobs I want to run. I am unable, however, to figure out how to make it create a cron.log file in /var/log. ...
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Why has the MacOs Diagnostic Log shown an asterisk in an application path?

SuperDuper! crashed recently, and when looking at the report I found /Applications/Tools/*/SuperDuper!.app/Contents/MacOS/SuperDuper! The surprising part is the *, which I've never seen before. ...
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How can I see which files I used some days ago? [closed]

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 tell which app added a photo to my iCloud Photo Library

Today I noticed some photos in my iCloud Photo Library which I did not put there. I'm not talking about any shared album, this is my personal library. This is alarming since I have never shared my ...
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Can system logs tell me when I closed my Macbook?

I'm trying to figure out how late I've been working for the last few months. Normally my old line manager would not have given me time in lieu. However she was fired last week and I now stand a ...
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iphone sends log files to desktop Console app via wifi

UPDATE #2 I've narrowed this down to the WiFi logs are definitely sent via the lockdown process - not iPhone sync. This occurs despite the "Connect via network" box in XCode being unchecked. UPDATE ...
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How can I monitor an employee's activity on a remote Mac?

I have a remote worker for my project and I am letting him use the Mac with the source code on it. I want to monitor his every activity, if that is possible.
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2012 iMac: Stalling on boot (macOS Mojave 10.14.5) External SSD. Display Issue?

Adding more detail: This is late 2012 iMac (13,2) with 128GB original internal NVMe but with new Samsung EVO 860 1TB SSD. I used to be able to talk to it via target disk mode (where I erased drives) ...
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Is there an app that allows me to monitor time spent using an application?

Is there a tool that allows you to monitor the amount of time spent actively interacting with an application? This would be useful for development work to get an idea of just how long projects take. ...
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What does a “<private>” wake reason mean from powerd?

This morning, like every morning, I sat down at my laptop but this time the tabs that I normally leave open were closed and Photoshop was trying to quit. This was totally unexpected so I tried to ...
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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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PF Firewall : Every time I use `pfctl`, I get errors about ALTQ support

I have a slightly elaborate firewall setup where my server usually has between 400 and 800 ip addresses firewalled. It switches back and forth between two different pf tables. Every day it rebuilds ...
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mds processes are constantly crashing

Mojave 10.14.4 here -- mds_worker processes constantly crashing and re-spawning as per the logs. The 'indexing' spotlight bar stops at various different points, always getting stuck, though in ...
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How do I filter out library messages from “log” output?

This command: log show --predicate "(process == 'MyApplication')" --source --last 30m Produces this output: Filtering the log data using "process == "MyApplication"" Skipping info and debug messages,...
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stderr error log from launchd scripts filled with non-errors

I've added versions of the following to each of the launchd plist files for all of the scripts I run on my server: <key>StandardErrorPath</key> <string>/script_logs/server....
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How to isolate systemic hangs in macOS 10.14?

I'm struggling with some kind of a hang that is very elusive. Apple can't seem to isolate the problem after many sysdiagnose submissions. It predominantly happens in instances of Google Chrome, Finder ...
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How do I use `log stream` to search ALL existent logs on macOS for strings?

I need to search all logs on macOS Mojave for "some string". I was told that the way to do this was to execute: sudo log stream --source --start'1999-99-99 23:59' | egrep -i "some regex string" ...
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Unified Logs | macOS High Sierra

I have macOS unified logs from System A in .logarchive format. Any attempts to parse the .logarchive in System B using log show command provides following error: bash-3.2#log show /tmp/unifiedlogsv2/...
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How do I decode the contents of Apple System Logs in /var/log/DiagnosticMessages (using the command line)

I would like to decode the contents of the files in /var/log/DiagnosticMessages. My laptop currently has 52MB of such files: $ ls -l total 53572 -rw-r--r--@ 1 root admin 483660 Mar 11 22:48 2019....
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/private/var/db/uuidtext/dsc directory huge size

I have /private/var/db/uuidtext/dsc directory full of files. Directory size is >100GB and constantly growing. I've deleted all the files and also tried to reboot my mac, but it doesn't help. I've ...
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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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Loads of opendirectoryd error messages in system log

I'm seeing these errors in my MacOS (10.12.1) system log files in big amounts. Any idea where this may coming from? Didn't have success finding anything usable on Google so far. They seem to persist ...
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Time Machine - List of Files that were backed up

I'd like to know to see which files are getting backed up by my time machine? I often see a large amount of data being transfered and I'm not sure sure what it is.
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log-sessions logs not deleting

I have a lot of a log-sessions logs and iTunes is unable to delete them during the sync, as long as Xcode can't (through device browse function). Is there any way to get rid of them?
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Applescript : text delimitation in a loop

I'm trying to get values from a log file of all the occurrence of a value Recorded on the following key : > <key>MyTime</key> <string>2019-03-29T08:48:18+0000</string&...
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Someone has files from my Mac on their external hard drive

I have my housemate's old Mac. He still has an account on it, neither of us have each others passwords so we cannot access each others accounts, and public file sharing is turned off (and I don't keep ...
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Visualize Syslog on OSX

I'm looking for a GUI (or terminal if there is no GUI) application that provides the following: Visualization of syslog logs. Filtering: For example, I can filter a particular type of logs, a ...
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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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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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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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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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Obtain AppleTV system logs

I have an Apple TV (4th generation). Since this is a true iOS device, I suppose it has system log like every Apple device. The device has some issues with waking up and I want to know the reason why ...
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How to monitor USB power consumption?

I'm looking for a way to monitor the power being drawn from the USB ports on my Mac. System Profiler doesn't appear to display this and I haven't been able to find any applications or tools to do the ...
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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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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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Keep all system logs, forever

In console app I can see only couple system.log.${i}.gz archived log files that can only show me info about last 10-15 days. How to keep all logs archived somewhere, forever ?
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How do I determine what is waking my machine up?

Recently my Macbook Pro has been waking up from sleep at undesirable times (middle of the night) without any user interaction (nobody has touched it). Is there a log on the machine that records the ...
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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 read iPhone system logs?

Does the iphone (and ipod/pad?) have an equivalent to the Windows Event Log? How can one read it? I'd like to examine the event log for things like unlock events (successful and failed), charging ...
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Where to find VNC access logs with IP addresses on Sierra?

I'm looking for logs on attempts by someone to access one of my Macs on a previous day. I have remote management running and I allow VNC access. In the logs I have found, I see the attempts they made, ...
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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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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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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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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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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 ...