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

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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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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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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 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 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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Is there any way to make Console prompt for authentication to logs the user isn't authorised to?

If I try to access system.log from my non-admin account I get the message "Unable to read the file" Is there any way to make Console.app prompt for administrator credentials to view logs the user isn'...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Where does Transmission store logs for called scripts?

Transmission has an option to run a shell script when a file finishes downloading. I'm wondering where to look for logs for it – it seems like it only executes half of my script but can't figure out ...
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Is there any way to view the names of files from before iTunes renamed them?

So here's my sad story guys. I'm a songwriter and I have a ton of audio files on my computer. I spent the last week or so going through them all (some were in iTunes, some were scattered across the HD)...
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How can I tell the exact time when a drive disconnected?

I have a USB drive (a Drobo) that appears disconnecting randomly after 10-20 hours. I'm trying to gather data to help understand the root cause of the problem so I'd like to understand the timing of ...
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How can I send logs to the main screen of OSX Console?

As an application developer, how can I send logs so that they appear on the main screen of Console, i.e. when I select the name of my computer under "Devices?" So far, I have successfully sent logs ...
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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 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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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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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 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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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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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 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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Disable new macos logging system

My SSD has bad blocks, so I get overwhelmed by those messages: 2018-07-07 21:24:03.950826+0000 0xd0 Default 0x0 0 kernel: (IOStorageFamily) disk1s1: device error. 2018-...
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store local1 syslog messages in /var/log/local1.log

I would like to have syslog messages for the local1 facility stored in a file /var/log/local1.log. I've tried managing /etc/asl.conf but can't figure out how to modify it. It seems that Apple is no ...
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Based on what criteria are the crash logs of a process automatically deleted?

According to the Apple Tech Note https://developer.apple.com/library/content/technotes/tn2004/tn2123.html, "CrashReporter limits the number of crash log files for any given combination of user, ...
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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 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 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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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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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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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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Finder Bus Error 10/Finder freezes and doesn't open a new window

About a month ago, my MacBook Pro from 2008 running OSX Lion 10.7.5 booted up incredibly slowly. I reset the PRAM and removed and put back the battery and that issue resolved itself but after that ...
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system.log is flooded with mDNSResponder messages: “queryrecord_result_callback:…”

My Mac is constantly writing the same following error message to system.log: ... Feb 18 15:24:21 MBA mDNSResponder[51]: queryrecord_result_callback: mDNS_Lock: Locking failure! mDNS_busy (1) != ...
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system.log flooded with xpcproxy errors during sleep time. How do I diagnose?

A few weeks ago my Macbook Pro 2018 with Catalina 10.15.2 started to get mad during sleep-time, actually it's not really going to sleep as it's flooding the system.log with hundreds of these lines: ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...