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

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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? [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 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 ...
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launchd hogging the CPU

About three months ago, my MacBook Pro retina 2014's fan started spinning continuously because launchd is hogging the CPU up to 70%. When I checked the system.log, it shows this code over and over ...
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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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Can my iPhone tell me where I have recently been walking?

I sometimes get very fuzzy short-term memory after a neurological event. When it happens, I'm told I often leave and take a walk. I want to use my iPhone to figure-out where I end-up walking when this ...
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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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How to find if someone logged into my iPhone

I suspect that someone has logged on my iPhone (physical access, with my code) Is there a report of all connections with the hours that can be found on the iPhone so I can confirm my suspicions? If ...
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How do I see a log of WiFi connect/disconnect events?

I'm having trouble with my router, where the WiFi keeps disconnecting on most of our home devices, so I'm testing different settings on the router. (Seems to be affected by security protocol...) I ...
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How to solve the crashing problems with MacOS Sierra and interpret this log?

I have a Macbook 5,1, and installed a patched version of MacOS Sierra not long time ago. If it matters the battery is not original, and the magsafe is also replaced. It also used to crash often with ...
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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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Loginwindow tried to hijack service?

I was looking at my system.log for another issue I was trying to fix, and noticed after a reboot that I had a service hijack attempt, I then noticed that the process that was trying to hijack was ...
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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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Is it safe to delete the content of ~/Library/Logs?

I would like to know if it is safe to delete the content of my ~/Library/Logs folder, because it is taking quite a lot of space. I have found that it should be save, but if there is someone who can ...
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Where can I find logs for failed sudo attempts on macOS Sierra?

I am aware that older versions of OS X use secure.log, but I have been unable to find any definite answers as to where the the output log goes for for attempting to run a command with sudo privileges ...
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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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Where are crash logs after a system freeze?

When your entire macOS freezes up and restarts, are there crash logs or core dumps to diagnose the problem? I would in particular like to know which kernel module was active at the time of the crash. ...
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How to read .tracev3 binary log files?

In /var/db/diagnostics folder there are some compressed binary .tracev3 log files. How can I read them what is inside in a formatted way?
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very noisy Tweetbot messages in Console app (GUI) - where is the log location on disk (path)?

Tweetbot generates very much log entries (debug log?) in Console.app. What's the source of those logs? I didn't find a Tweetbot log file.
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What is `IMDPersistenceAgent` and error in `com.apple.corespotlight.log.index`?

I am see this appear repeatedly in my log. Jan 6 18:23:46 johndoe-macbook com.apple.spotlight.IndexAgent[12337]: [com.apple.corespotlight.log] Not allowed to pass in bundle ID Jan 6 18:23:46 ...
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No entry for system.log in /etc/newsyslog.conf

In How can I extend the time when system.log gets turned over? and How to find recently connected external disks? it says that /etc/newsyslog.conf should have an entry for /var/log/system.log that I ...
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CPU freezes after Sierra update

Last night I managed to update to Sierra. Now there is a problem with the OS X speed. I read that there are Spotlight and iPhotos indexing stuff in the background. However, the main CPU usage comes ...
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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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OSX Terminal “last” does not show more logins before todays

In Mac OSX 10.12.1, using Terminal last does not show logins before today? I did read the earlier article and tried sudo last which did not reveal anything earlier.
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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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What's this CSSM Exception in my macOS 10.12.1 logs?

I'm trying to clean up my mac a bit and therefore always check through logs to see what maybe unexpected or otherwise strange. This time I see way too much going on in the logs in terms of lines per ...
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How can I detect which application was started most recently?

I have two utility applications. I would like to detect which of these was run most recently. My initial idea was to use stat to check the access timestamp on the application files and then compare: ...
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How do I confirm that my Mac has hibernated?

I believe I've correctly configured my MacBook Pro to hibernate (after a delay) when I close the lid, with the following settings standbydelay 900 standby 1 halfdim ...
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Is it possible to access past iOS logs?

I know that you can get live logs from XCode, LemonJar, or cfgutil, but these are all in real time. Is there any way to access logs from before the phone was plugged into the computer? Thanks!
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wifi.log: what's going on?

When I look at my wifi.log, I get the following output: Note that it's adding a few lines every few seconds. What's going on? Should I be concerned that it seems to be "changing quality" every few ...
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Does Automator keep a log of all changed files?

I ran a batch rename of all files named index.html to index.php with Automator - I meant to run it on a specific folder and instead ran it on my whole computer. I can't undo the changes as far as I ...
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How to verify if pmset works correctly?

Is there any log, where I can see what pmset did and when? I am thinking about scheduling my macbook power on and the power off and scheduling some job in between to see if it worked, but is there ...
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macOS new logging api (unified logging) log stream

Questions: 1) How can we redirect the log stream from stdin to, for example lnav? Currently, I use bash | (pipe), but I would like to hear if there is a better way to do it - the pipe buffer flow is ...
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FaceTime call log delete

How do I delete facetime calls from my Mac? Since the Sierra OS update I can not delete calls. I used to highlight then delete.
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How to use logger command on Sierra?

I'm trying to log events/check-points from my shell-script using logger. How to use logger or syslog utility in OS X (version 10.12 (16A323)). I have tried logger "Hello world" and checked /var/log/...