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

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Used MacBook Pro crashing

I've just bought a new MacBook pro off craigslist and I'm having a few problems with it, it has crashed three times within two days. The last two crashes were just a few minutes ago and the second one ...
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What is the 'deleted' daemon in macOS Sierra?

Since installing macOS 10.12 I noticed a flood of messages from deleted in the logs. I haven't been able to find any information about this daemon. Could anyone enlighten me what this does?
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RADIUS log not visible in Console under macOS Sierra

We only have Radiusconfig log viewable in Console, but the Radiuslog is not visible. Although it exists under /private/var/log/radius. In older operating system versions the RADIUS log was greyed out ...
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Airport Extreme firewall logging

I have a newer model (2013) Airport Extreme and have activated remote logging with level 7/debug messages going to a Linux box. However, I find the messages actually getting logged seem minimal, and I ...
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Is there a lower level log of USB activity than Console.app or system.log?

I'm plugging in a USB device which should be a USB/serial adapter. In addition to it not seeming to work, plugging and unplugging it produces absolutely no output in Console.app or /var/log/system.log....
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Macbook Pro booting time is slow, can someone decode the system.log excerpts in the description to check if this is a software problem?

So for a month or so my MB has been considerably slow at booting. I tried the OS X hardware test, and the results were fine. Could this be a problem of the hard drive or battery? I don't know. I ...
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How can I find out which process was stopped by RansomWhere?

I use RansomWhere, a tool to protect from ransomware. I have OS X Yosemite. As far as I understand, RansomWhere just warns me whenever an app tries to encrypt data. It's up to the user to judge ...
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Collecting All Clients logs every night

We have a financial institution we are bring on as a client running on Mac's. The are looking to collect all the system logs from each computer every night and keep each for 90 days. I have seen ...
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List connected USB device record

Basically the other day I left my macbook unattended at a coffee shop while I stepped out for a smoke. I feel as if I had something exfiltrated from it while I was outside. To cure my paranoia, I am ...
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Last command source file

Despite what I thought, there does not seem to be any concrete/modern answer on the net, so my question is: where does the last command get its information from? I have found the file before, but ...
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Log file that `sudo last` accesses?

The bash command last (needs sudo) prints out logs, which contain information on when different users log in/out of the shell. I have been looking for the file that stores this information, that last ...
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How create an identical timestamp format as used in ppp.log file in a shell script?

In the need to add custom logging messages to ppp.log, I see that the date and time are missing when outputting the command to >> /var/log/ppp.log. Other pppd related messages in ppp.log are ...
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OS X El Capitan Auto Tail Log files

So i know i can manually tail files using tail -f filename.log Question I would just like to double click any .log files and have them open with Terminal using tail -f Backgrounds i am a long ...
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iRat Client in El Capitan Logs?

MacBook Air - Early 2014, OS 10.11.3 Hello, found this in my CoreTelephonyTraceScratch logs and found it concerning, based on some limited google results. I do not have an iOS device that I connect ...
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System logs backup with Time Machine

It seems that Time Machine does not backup system.log in /private/var/log. Mac OS X 10.9.5/Six core Intel Xeon Can I force that file to be backed up?
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iPhone wifi connection log file?

I have an iPhone 5s with the latest version of iOS. The wireless (and bluetooth) card has stopped working (tested at the Genius Bar) just a couple weeks out of warranty. Apple wants $250+ to replace ...
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Is there any way to view iOS device logs on the Terminal?

Is there any way to view iOS device logs on the Terminal?
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Unexpected payload found for message 9, dataLen 0

I found the following in my wifi.log file after l connected to wifi: Unexpected payload found for message 9, dataLen 0 What does it mean?
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Process is too verbose, how to stop it from flooding system.log?

I'm using this application (Solar.app) from Logitech to monitor the solar cells and batteries from their own solar keyboard (K750) One process is much too verbose and logs approx. 400 bytes in /var/...
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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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List failed login attempts on Yosemite

I want to see if somebody has tried to log in on my computer, which is running Yosemite. I am primarily interested in tracking ssh log in attempts, as well as tracking people physically typing ...
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Mac 10.11 (El Capitan) - Repeating system.log error: airportd[57]: SecTaskLoadEntitlements failed error=22

After a clean install (wiped HD before USB install) of 10.11 (El Capitan), I noticed the following error in /var/log/system.log: Oct 21 09:06:35 computer airportd[57]: SecTaskLoadEntitlements failed ...
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How do I access sshd log messages that are in system.log with /usr/bin/syslog?

I am aware that messages on OS X are usually logged in the ASL database which then (based on asl.conf) are also written into files like /var/log/system.log Based on this comment I tried (and failed) ...
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webfilterproxyd flooding system.log with HTML content

I happened to look at my system.log today and I discovered that it is full of what appears to be full HTML pages, put there by webfilterproxyd. Here is an example of what I mean: $ head /var/log/...
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Clear logs for specific apps?

I am running my boot drive off a SSD. I'm paying attention to try to keep it from filling up, and sorting folders by size, I notice the library/application support folder has logs generated by ...
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How to diagnose a crash from system logs?

I know you can get to the system logs from the Console and/or from the command line. That said, I don't know how to read them very well. How can I tell which events are related to a crash and which ...
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OSX System Logs: What would a port scan look like?

Im considering programming a script to scan a system log in search for an entry indicative of a port scan, in doing so, potentially giving me a heads-up if anyone is taking interest in me. I already ...
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How do I access my private browsing history?

I'm trying to recover some pages that I had open when my macbook (OSX 10.8.5) crashed. Unfortunately I was using Opera (V30) in private browsing mode. I've tried looking at my DNS cache - but not ...
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iOS 9 Public Beta: Diagnostic & Usage Data not being cleared

Normally, syncing an iPhone to iTunes should clear on-device diagnostic and usage data. However, I'm currently running the latest iOS 9 Public Beta, and diagnostic and usage data is not being cleared ...
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Is it possible to tell if a Macbook hard drive was booted internally versus externally (usb, firewire, etc.)?

Is it possible to tell from system.log or other logs whether a macbook pro hard drive was booted internally or taken out and booted externally (from USB, for example) ? I'm thinking the "BSD root" or "...
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Shutdown cause -62

As it says in the topic. My machine spontaneously rebooted this morning and all the logs have to show is: Shutdown Cause: -62 Only searches only lead to incomplete or deprecated (pre-OSX) lists of ...
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Is it possible to find out if a Mac was simply powered on (power button) but not logged into any account yet?

Sorry if this is a basic question: Is it possible to find out when a Mac was simply “powered on” (like just pressing the power button) and brought up to the login screen that shows the User Accounts, ...
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Identifying which admin changed another admin's privileges

Have a bit of a people issue and one user who has admin has changed another's privileges from admin to standard. This is a university setting, but the student association not the university's network;...
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How to fix the error: “AppleSpell” tried to hijack endpoint “it (Apple)_OpenStep” from owner?

I have 3 macs that all produce this error repeatedly in the console, and I cant figure out the root cause of it. It leads to various system stalls and memory issues. (Currently troubleshooting on ...
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Is it possible to see the content of the “Send to Apple” crash report after closing it?

My app crashed, and I just took a screenshot before closing the window. Instead of the screenshot, I really should have copied the whole log... I can't reproduce the crash, and really want to see the ...
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How to get Time Machine to include files in /var/log in a backup

I have Apache2 web access logs that are created in /var/log/apache2/ that I want to preserve forever so that a web statistics analyser can process them and show me how page hits are changing over a ...
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What is “TALagent” and why is it “Exiting out of boredom”?

I'm trying to help a colleague whose MacBook periodically switches off without warning (I've had similar problems on a Mac Mini, so it's not power related). While investigating the logs in Library/...
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How can one get last wakeup from screen saver time on Mac OS

One can use pmset -g log to get to the info about Wake and Start events of Mac OS. But pmset doesn't seem to make any special assertions to the log when system goes into screen saver mode, and what ...
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where is the jitsi log?

On Linux, I can "tail" the jitsi log: thufir@tleilax:~$ thufir@tleilax:~$ tail .jitsi/log/jitsi0.log.0 00:08:08.579 WARNING: [59] service.resources.AbstractResourcesService.getSettingsInt().596 ...
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Can't find my apache error_log folder

new Mac (Yosemite) and setting up a new dev environment. At the moment cannot find any error_log folder at the following paths: /var/log/apache2/error_log /private/var/log/apache2/error_log /var/log/...
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How do I know my mac turns off because of overheating?

My Macbook Pro (Yosemite) early 2011 sometimes unexpectedly turns off when running heavy tasks on battery power. Is there a way to confirm this is because of overheating? Here's a part of system....
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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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How can one start a process and monitor its syslog messages?

I would like to start a process and monitor its LOG_DEBUG syslog messages. I know that I can change the filter of an already running process with syslog -c process (and then monitor its messages with ...
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How to enable writing to coreduetd.log

In Yosemite, there is a log file here: /private/var/log/coreduetd.log ...but it's always empty. How do I make the system write events to it, assuming there are any?
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Console log flooded with “VMware Fusion Start Menu … : assertion failed: …”

I get tons of messages of this style in my console log: 08.12.14 11:03:41,045 VMware Fusion Start Menu[444]: assertion failed: 14B25: libxpc.dylib + 40320 [9437C02E-A07B-38C8-91CB-299FAA63083D]: 0x13 ...
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See failed login attempts on OSX Maverics

How can I See failed login attempts on OSX Mavericks? I cannot look in /var/logs/system.log because I am not an administrator, and /var/logs/secure.log does not seem to exist on OSX Mavericks.
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Monitor DNS queries by IP

I'm running DNS on a Mac Server V2.4. I want to log all DNS queries made - is there a way of doing this? TCPdump only shows me whats happening at a moment in time and is difficult to read, what other ...
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How to disable logging to system.log in OS X?

During my time with Yosemite, I've had an innocuous issue that gets logged to system.log non-stop. This question is not about solving the issue. I'd like to stop the chatter, because they're writes ...
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OS X 10.9.x failed login attempts previous days

I have found some answers on here but need to check something. Is there a way to check the failed login attempts form previous days? I have tried: var/log/secure.log but that only gives me results ...
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WindowServer Bookend log messages

I am getting lots of log messages in my 10.10 Server install. This was an upgrade from 10.9.5. I will get hundreds of the Gesture Started and Gesture Ended messages in a second with different numbers ...