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

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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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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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Is there a way to see when an application was launched? [duplicate]

Is there a way to see when an application was launched? I need to restore some tabs that were open in my browser when I launched it several weeks ago (it is still running) and I want to look in the ...
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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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Read old/previous/past console log entries from an iPhone

I know there are plenty of ways to receive real-time log messages from an iPhone - e.g. the Console app on a Mac, Apple Configurator, and cfgutil syslog. But is there a way to look back at older ...
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Check log files for file transfer [duplicate]

I would like if there is a way to capture in a log file all the transfer file activities in a given time period. Let me give you an example. Let's say that on 16 Aug 2017 13:35 I copy/move a file/...
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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 ...
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OSX System Logs: What would a port scan look like?

Im considering programming a script to scan a system log in search for an entry indicative of a port scan, in doing so, potentially giving me a heads-up if anyone is taking interest in me. I already ...
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Is it possible to tell if a Macbook hard drive was booted internally versus externally (usb, firewire, etc.)?

Is it possible to tell from system.log or other logs whether a macbook pro hard drive was booted internally or taken out and booted externally (from USB, for example) ? I'm thinking the "BSD root" or "...
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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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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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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 Mail log errors into a console or text file?

Does Mail log errors into a console or text file somewhere?
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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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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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Could running Python and Matplotlib be keeping my computer from sleeping? How can I find out?

I have noticed that sometimes when I open my laptop the battery had dropped to 99% or even 97% after a day or so. I have it set up to sleep after being closed for 5 seconds, and I've verified that by ...
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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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