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

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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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Log Handoff Activity on my mac to a file

Im trying to find out where to start to log all the Handoff activity that comes to my MAC from my kids iphones. Ive looked at the documentation, but its geared more towards how to implement handoff ...
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How to add metadata to log archive, so that `log show --last` works?

Whenever I run the log show command from the command line, I get a warning message, log: warning: The log archive contains partial or missing metadata. This appears to prevent me from using the --...
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Where is(are) macOS current unified logging system, especially for applications, tutorials? [closed]

(I do understand this isn't a "good" question, but don't know how to be more specific.) Where is(are) macOS 10.14 (Mojave) current unified logging system, especially pertaining to application logging,...
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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 to view Failing Authentication Logs for a specific iOS Application

How do I view specific logs for a specific iOS Application? It is not a native iOS Application. It is an iOS Application installed from an MDM solution. It is an iOS Application that allow the user ...
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What is hotship prompt on iPhone?

What is MessageHotshipSingleComponent? I’ve seen this a few times pop up in my phone logs in Settings → Privacy → Analytics data.
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Is there a way to see if a macbook had a time machine backup done?

I was wondering if there's any way to see if someone did a Time Machine backup on a macbook.
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Correlation between Mac OS X GUI actions and Logs

I am not sure if it is possible but I was trying to discover/view/analyze if there is any correlation between the actions that a regular user perform on the GUI side with some logs inside the system (...
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How to enable logging for smbd on macOS?

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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Does the OS X log notifications from the Notification Center?

The helpful companion to the OSX notifications center Growl per default logs all received notifications. You can define how big the log may get or disable logging in the application. Since the latest ...
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WifiDiagnostics files filling up drive even with logging disabled

Since upgrading to OS X Catalina, I started getting disk full notifications. After some looking, I discovered the cause is ~400 MB files in /private/var/tmp like this: WiFiDiagnostics_2019-10-23_12....
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Are open and close events of all applications logged in iPhone

I want to see what time I have opened and closed a particular app on my iPhone. Where can I review this type of time stamped data from iOS?
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How to stop Wi-Fi debug logging in /private/tmp?

I am not sure why this is happening, but on my macbook macOS Sierra log files are being written to /private/tmp that look like this: wifi-11-25-2019__21:01:29.log wifi-11-25-2019__21:06:18.log wifi-...
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How to export the event log from the Console.app into a text file?

According to tutorials, you'd export your Console.app event log by pressing the "Share" and using e.g. the Mail.app: https://help.realmacsoftware.com/en/articles/1905631-how-to-save-console-logs-in-...
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Does macOS keep iSight Camera usage logs?

Let's assume for this question that it is possible for hackers to gain access to your iSight camera, is it possible for you to check to see if such an incident has occurred by accessing the activity ...
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How can I log the IP addresses of SMB login attempts?

I want to automatically ban IP address which attempt to login to my file server unauthorized. I can log SSH login attempts including IP address in macOS to a syslog format file for further processing ...
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Two-step verification history

When you enable two-step verification, Apple sends you verification codes via a temporary SMS. Seeing as it doesn’t get saved with your other text messages, is there any way to access a log of these ...
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How to investigate Mail app's random popup bug on Mojave?

My friend's computer (running the latest version Mojave) is experiencing that bug where mail.app suddenly — randomly? — and automatically takes focus while having his Google-account connected to it. I'...
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How do I permanently disable logging in Outlook 365 for Mac

I ran into an weird issue today when I was prompted that I was running out of space on my disk. Digging into the issue I found that Outlook has been generating a debug log so much that it chewed ...
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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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/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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Check system logs for “Service Battery” entry

I would like to find evidence of when the "Service Battery" warning has been activated. I knoow the console.app exists, but I'm not sure how to query it for what I am looking for. Why I want to do ...
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Computer restarting on video cam after update to 10.14.6

I've updated to Mojave 10.14.6 and since then I had two random restarts. Both of them while I was having a video call. First one, I was using Slack. A video call. Second, I was using Facebook. ...
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Getting logs from Apple or iPhone when someone looks up someone's location

Details: Someone close to me and that I trusted logged into my iPhone and turned on Share my Location with their phone. On iMessages I see the note that says iMessage with 3*******78 You started ...
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How to see the log of specific activity on Mojave?

There are applications (eg. timing app.com) which once installed can log one's daily activity (websites visited, docs opened, time spent on an app etc.), but how can one do this without installing ...
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Append instead of overwrite log file by StandardOutPath and StandardErrorPath

I have a launchd job that periodically runs in the background. Any stdout and stderr output during the job is logged to some files set in the job's plist using the StandardOutPath and ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Where is system.log in TimeMachine backup

I would like to get older versions of /private/var/log/system.log files from TimeMachine. Is this possible? How? I see current system.log files. I went to folder /private/var/log then invoked ...
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How to get LOG_DAEMON syslog messages available via asl

I am attempting to run unbound on my macOS Mojave. This works. I can also log from unbound to a file. That works. But I want to log to syslog. Unbound logs to the LOG_DAEMON (daemon) facility. So I ...
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name of my macbook air changed automatically [duplicate]

i noticed that the name of my macbook air in terminal changed automatically to "homepc" This is the log of the console with the exact timeline it happened: NetworkServiceProxy.framework/Versions/A/...
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Can I find out the last time a specific USB was connected to my MBP?

I recently (within the last month) lost an external Hard drive - it had years of photos on it and I am devastated. To try and jog my memory, I am trying to find a way to find out the last time I ...
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Finding cause of “Path not allowed in target domain” error

This error just started showing up in my log in the last few days. The only software installed, or update recently was the addition of a Wacom tablet. Everything appears to be working properly but I ...
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MacOS unified logging: how can I filter messages based on tag on the command line?

I can add a message to the macos system log via the command line on Sierra or later as follows: logger -t "TestTag" "testing 1 2 3" How do I find all messages that have been tagged with TestTag? I ...
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Is there a way to figure out when was my ipad / iphone disconnected from charge cable?

Ok, it may sounds weird but I just found my iPad in the trash (yeah you've read it right haha). So the last thing I remember that I connected it to the charge cable. After I arrived home I've found it ...
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Broken macOS High Sierra log system?

With /usr/bin/log I can get information about the mail services from macOS's log system. E.g. /usr/bin/log show --start '2019-08-07 12:50:59' --end '2019-08-07 13:00:59' --predicate '(process == "smtp"...
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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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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 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.