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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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&...