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

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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 ...
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OS X: find hours in use

Is there a way I can parse a log in OS X to determine the total time the computer has been in use? By "in use", I mean logged in and not in sleep mode. If there is no such pre-existing log, is there ...
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What are Airport scan requests?

I have a lot of logging noise that seems to be malignant, and doesn't scream "problem" when I look at it. It is just so frequent that it's almost endless, and that it's related to wireless networking ...
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Is there a log file for App Nap?

I use a piece of specialty software that seems to be dealing badly with App Nap. Is there a way to retroactively list when App Nap acted on a specific process? The Console log shows symptoms (...
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Yosemite com.apple.xpc.launchd error every 10 seconds

Every 10 seconds i get this error in my console: 20/10/14 19:35:56,840 com.apple.xpc.launchd[1]: (com.viber.osx[9850]) Could not find and/or execute program specified by service: 45: Operation not ...
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Troubleshooting the spinning wait cursor or spinning disc pointer

I have a mid 2009 MBP with Mavericks and am increasingly seeing the spinning wait cursor or spinning disc pointer - how do I try to troubleshoot what might be happening? Indeed, in what situations ...
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How to check Guest user's log on os x?

I leave my Mac at my job and when I come back, someone used it using Guest user. Is there a way for me to check what this person did when he logged in my mac using Guest user?
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Where can I find the log of all mounted volumes?

To be more specific, I mean the file that keeps a history of every disk image/volume ever mounted. I know it exists because I found it once, but it was a long time ago and I have no idea how to find ...
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Where does Applescript Event Log go when run under Launchd?

Or, how to log from an AppleScript (saved as application) and/or view the Event Log? None of the AppleScript's log statements can be found. I have tried adding the following to the launchd plist: &...
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How to backup Console logs?

I'd like to make backup of some specific console logs. How do I find the location of a specific Console log file on my Mac to copy as back up?
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Wireless Diagnostics: what does “_handleLinkEvent: Got an error trying to queyer WiFi for power. Resetting state variables” mean?

I have a Macbook Pro (model 10,1) running OS X 10.9.3 (13D65) with a wireless problem; it keeps dropping connection. That is, it says it's connected, but if you ping a host...even localhost...the ...
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Why are my crash logs disappearing?

My mid-2010 MacBook Pro was diagnosed with the infamous nVidia graphics card defect (I went to an AppleStore two weeks ago, they ran the video system test, and it failed), and since it manifested ...
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How to add a timestamp in log files on launchd?

In launchd, you can change the path of the log files using StandardOutPath and StandardErrorPath in .plist file, but when I used it to output a log returned by the process, the resultant log files ...
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Where does SFTPD log to?

I have enabled logging in SFTPD by adding including the following in my /etc/sshd_config subsystem sftp /usr/libexec/sftp-server -l DEBUG But I can't find any log files. Where does sftp log ...
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Periodic freezes - possibly related to CoreAnimation?

For many months, I have experienced occasional lockups on my Macbook Pro 8,2 running OSX 10.9.2. Actually, I had what I assume was a related problem in 10.8. I have the 2.3GHz Core i7 processor, 8GB ...
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FTP server on Mavericks desktop

I was thinking of installing vsftp through homebrew but found that OS X has its own version of ftpd. So I started to use this server and works fine, except for some security issues. I'm looking for ...
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Is there way to know when last logged in and out?

Is it possible to know when I last time logged in and out? I would prefer to access this information from Terminal, but a GUI tool is also okay.
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Crestron XPanel app crashes before establishing the connection

I’m looking for some help with this crash log I have. I’m trying to see if anyone can help me trace what can be causing this app to crash, therefore fixing my problem. I have a remote iMac running ...
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List failed login attempts on Mavericks

I want to see if somebody has tried to log in on my computer, which is running Mavericks. I am primarily interested in tracking ssh log in attempts, as well as tracking people physically typing ...
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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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How do I determine what is waking my machine up?

Recently my Macbook Pro has been waking up from sleep at undesirable times (middle of the night) without any user interaction (nobody has touched it). Is there a log on the machine that records the ...
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Tail multiple log files

I have an application which generates new log files each time it is run. They all go to one folder, with filenames like this, and the next log isn't started until the current one is finished. Log-...
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ntpd unable to create socket on en0

I have a mac mini running OS X Server (Mavericks, 10.9.1 - latest Server.app) and I keep getting these error messages in them system logs every few minutes. I am not sure if there is a real problem or ...
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Where are ssh login attempts logged to on jailbroken iPhone with OpenSSH?

I know in Ubuntu they are in /var/log/auth.log but I can't find where they are logged on the iPhone. Ive made sure logging is enabled and have looked in /var/log and /var/logs as well as pretty much ...
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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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How to log login and logout on Mavericks?

I would like to know when I logged in and out on my mac. Is it possible?
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Is there a way to log outbound HTTP requests that pass through my Airport Extreme?

My wireless router is an Airport Extreme. I would like to log all outbound HTTP requests (leaving my Mac for an internet web server) for later review. Is that possible?
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What debug information is available on iOS

Is there any logs that would give (for example) some indication of what caused Unable to connect to X errors when trying to connect to a Wifi hotspot, with iOS 7.x? The seeming lack of information as ...
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Why is my 'launchd' task not responding to changes in watched files?

I have a launchd task that is not triggering when a file changes, and can't figure out why it's failing. When I load the .plist below with launchctl load /Users/Rax/Library/LaunchAgents/com....
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What is the max number of SMS & MMS messages that the iphone can store?

iOS currently has a limit of 100 phone calls that can be stored in the call log. Is there a similar limit for SMS or MMS messages? If so, what it is? Where is this documented?
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“IOSurface seed changed” warnings in console

In Console.app, in the System logging section, I'm seeing messages like this, at a rate of roughly one per second: 19:09:38 kernel: Warning: IOSurface 00000236 seed changed while owned by an ...
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Monitor if users accessed my Mac when sharing was open to all?

I had opened sharing to everyone on my Mac as a "temporary" experiment to exchange files with another Mac. I forgot, and later that night when I went to shut down, the Mac reported that 2 users were ...
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Launchd script's output not being logged to system.log

Sample script: #!/bin/bash echo "Hello?" ... (other things) When run via launchd, it definitely runs (the other things are being done) but nothing shows up in system.log. I'm running OS 10.9. I ...
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OSX 10.9 Mavericks Update Causes Non-Stop Kernel Panics

I have a 2009 iMac that I just upgraded to 10.9 OSX Mavericks and after migrating my old software over, my computer is having random kernel panics within 5 minutes of being booted up. Can anyone find ...
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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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Get a warning messages on system logs ?

I started for some reason OSX's Log console and just found out someone was attacking me with ssh connexion's I had over 500 of these messages (just the user name was chaging) in 5 minutes : 23/09/...
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Mountain Lion Screen Freeze

My Mountain Lion is keeps freezing from few weeks, today it freezes/crashed couple of times already. Here is the log before the big freeze (file /var/log/system.log): SIMBL Enabler for Sandboxed ...
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Is there a detailed activity log on Mac OS X that lists my recent commands and actions?

How can I see what I just did on my computer? For example, an activity log showing that I copied a file from here to there?
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Notification Center errors filling up /var/log/system.log

Once per second I'm getting the following errors in my system.log: Aug 28 01:15:00 Air com.apple.launchd.peruser.501[122] (com.apple.notificationcenterui.agent[52635]): Exited with code: 1 Aug 28 01:...
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Spammed Log Message involving pam_sm_authenticate and Kerberos

Every minute this is logged in my system.log: Aug 19 12:20:00 server.local java[66]: in pam_sm_authenticate(): Got user: andrew Aug 19 12:20:00 server.local java[66]: in pam_sm_authenticate(): Got ...
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Does OS X Keep A Log Of Downloaded Files On My Mac?

Does OS X make a record or log of every file that has ever been downloaded on my Mac. Is there any reason to view them (or even delete them) ?
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Is it safe to delete system logs?

I'm using DaisyDisk to clean my hard drive and it is showing nearly 8GB of files in /private/var/log/asl. Are those files safe to delete?
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Can ThreadSafe errors for ScriptingAdditions be eliminated without deleting the addition files?

I've the following errors in my system log when running e.g. Pages: Aug 4 19:06:50 Pages[9751]: Performance: Please update this scripting addition to supply a value for ThreadSafe for each event ...