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Busy troubleshooting the cause of a slow startup sequence on OS X.

It hangs for about 10 minutes at one point, and thus the ability to see where this occurs, would be super useful.

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Not sure how, but the Console app has a menu option to show milliseconds. If you do tail -f /var/log/system.log in Terminal you get similar to default Console display (seconds) and the actual log file only shows in seconds!? –  john Oct 26 '12 at 22:28
    
Cool, thanks john. I was using dmesg in particular which doesn't give timestamps but also not sure how all the logging techniques relate to one another syslog, dmesg, ASL and where they are physically stored. Been trying to piece it together using Google searches, but it's rather tricky. :/ –  Matt Tagg Oct 26 '12 at 22:41
    
Sounds like you know more than I! –  john Oct 26 '12 at 22:52

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