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

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Where can I see Cisco IPSec VPN logs?

I'm running Sierra and trying to connect to VPN network using a certificate. When I press the Connect button I get an error: An unexpected error occurred. Try reconnecting. If the problem continues,...
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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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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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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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Is it possible to see the content of the “Send to Apple” crash report after closing it?

My app crashed, and I just took a screenshot before closing the window. Instead of the screenshot, I really should have copied the whole log... I can't reproduce the crash, and really want to see the ...
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How can I get full information from Console in macOS Sierra?

When I run Console, a lot of messages have the text <private> instead of details, even though my account is an Admin user account. Here is an example for an application I'm writing and trying ...
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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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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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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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How can I see which of my Login Items is slowing down my startup time?

Recently — perhaps when I upgraded to Lion, perhaps some other time — I've noticed that OS X is not ready to go after startup as fast as it used to be. I have a fast SSD as my only internal drive, ...
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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 can I log screen sharing access on OS X?

I've got my firewall on (the OS X firewall) and I've got a lot of attempts on screen sharing. Allow AppleVNCServer connecting from 93.78.170.237:2223 uid = 0 proto=6 I want to log successful ...
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Can I have launchctl output stdout/stderr from my application to the system-wide Unified Logging mechanism?

I have set up a custom .plist in ~/Library/LaunchAgents to run a process (offlineimap) on a periodic basis. I've specified both the StandardOutPath and StandardErrorPath keys to point to files in my ...
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MacBook Pro tries to shutdown every X hours

My Macbook Pro is trying to shutdown itself every X amount of hours, is there a way to check in the logs what process is triggering the shutdown process? I can see the following in the logs, but not ...
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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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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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When and by who was a password changed

I have created a specific account on my Mac (called skype) to use with risky software, Skype. This account is a standard account. Since I didn't want to use this account very often, I saved its ...
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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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Find out if any files were exported from my MacBook

I left my laptop around with co-workers for around 30-40 minutes. Can I find out if any files were exported/opened from my laptop during that time? 11/5/17 3:12:09.000 PM syslogd[47]: ASL Sender ...
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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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Mac Sudden Motion Sensor: Obtaining activation state

Very similar to this SuperUser question, I'd like to know if there's a way to know when the SMS is actually engaged. Note that I do not want to know if the sensor is enabled (which can be done from ...
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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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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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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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MacUpdate check running every hour?

I have MacUpdate installed (which I got with their Spring Bundle). I noticed that it tries to check for updates every hour for some reason. The app itself is not running so it must be some agent or ...
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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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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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log: Could not open local log store: The log archive format is corrupt and cannot be read

I'm having some problems with my Macbook. The primary problem is that I'm unable to log into my admin account since a recent system update. I tried searching for solutions online, but haven't found ...
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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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What is the difference between console.log and system.log?

I am checking system logs via the Console utility. I am wondering what the difference is between the console.log and system.log file?
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Is it possible to find the serial number of stolen devices using a Mac that they've been connected to?

For a number of devices that were stolen, can I find their serial number on a Mac that I still have and which the devices have been connected to at some point? In other words, are there any ...
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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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Shutdown cause -62

As it says in the topic. My machine spontaneously rebooted this morning and all the logs have to show is: Shutdown Cause: -62 Only searches only lead to incomplete or deprecated (pre-OSX) lists of ...
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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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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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Repeating FolderActions log messages

I'm getting these log messages repeatedly: Sep 14 11:52:17 paulbook com.apple.launchd.peruser.501[288] (com.apple.FolderActions.folders): Throttling respawn: Will start in 10 seconds Sep 14 11:52:17 ...
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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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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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How to see / capture ALL SMB server log output in 10.12 and 10.13?

Ever since the move away from SAMBA, I've been plagued by various oddities with SMB and both Windows and Mac clients. Digging about /var/log used to do the trick, but it doesn't seem that the SMB ...
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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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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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How to determine what is causing Mac Pro to automatically log out and where to find logs of logout events?

For the last week or so, I've been coming in to the office every morning to find my Mac Pro has logged itself out. Mac Pro Late 2013 macOS Catalina Version 10.15.3 (19D76) I have been randomly ...
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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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/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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Deleting iPhone's Apple Support General Log File

I have an old iPhone 3GS I'm trying to use back again. I loaded it up on iTunes and noticed I have 3.8Gb worth of "Other" data stored in it. Keep in mind this is the 8Gb model. I've tried all ...
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After (exactly) 5-months, my cellular data usage logs reset to zero. What happened?

Starting on 06/26/2017, at the end of each day, I began logging the cellular data usage for each of my Apps and System Services in a spreadsheet. On 06/26 all the cellular usage was at 0-MB. On 11/26 ...
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How to filter logs via processImagePath?

Given the following log entries (which I run in other Terminal to compare my filter): $ log stream --level debug | grep -w Google Activity 0x80000000003a7a20 75676 Google Chrome Helper: (...
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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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Identifying which admin changed another admin's privileges

Have a bit of a people issue and one user who has admin has changed another's privileges from admin to standard. This is a university setting, but the student association not the university's network;...
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How can one get last wakeup from screen saver time on Mac OS

One can use pmset -g log to get to the info about Wake and Start events of Mac OS. But pmset doesn't seem to make any special assertions to the log when system goes into screen saver mode, and what ...

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