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

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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/...
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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 ...