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Does OS X log my IP address?

I need to know which IP address I was using two days ago. Is there any log file in OS X that contains this information? Update: And Chrome for Mac could store this information somewhere?
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How can I mark locations in a live log file?

I'm trying to diagnose a problem on my Android phone using logcat on my Mac. I've been piping the live system logs out to a file, then doing the six steps on my phone to reproduce the issue, then ...
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TextAnalysisTool.NET equivalent for OS X

I've used TextAnalysisTool.NET in the past for analyzing log files on Windows machines and found it incredibly useful. I love the simplicity+power that it achieves for dynamically grepping log files, ...
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2answers
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What is a Simple Way to Log Basic Macbook Activity?

I would like access to the following data about my Macbook use: when it is active / asleep the active application at all times certain state information about the active application, such as the ...
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1answer
57 views

Throttling respawn messages to terminal with launchd: is this normal?

I have a launchd agent set up using the WatchPaths feature. It looks something like <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> <!DOCTYPE plist PUBLIC "-//Apple//DTD PLIST 1.0//EN" ...
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Writing CPU usage by core and RAM/CPU usage by process to a logfile in OS X

I am writing a script that writes memory and CPU usage to a log file, every hour on a cronjob. The logfile will look something like this: "/n====CPU usage by core====" Core0: 59.05% used ...
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1answer
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Why is my Mac contacting Romania?

I just used Onyx to clean out my caches and log files after which I did a reboot. Browsing the "All Messages" panel of the Console app I noticed this line: 10/27/13 3:38:03.000 PM kernel: ...
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Snow Leopard server has no entries in named.log

Well technically there is one entry every day: Oct 23 00:30:04 macserver newsyslog[54439]: logfile turned over But there are no entires for actual DNS traffic, Settings has Log Level at ...
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2answers
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How do I fix these strange messages in my Mac's log?

I keep getting the following messages in my computer's log: 13-07-15 3:13:37 PM com.apple.launchd[1] (com.apple.InternetSharing) Throttling respawn: Will start in 10 seconds 13-07-15 3:13:57 PM ...
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1answer
247 views

USB device removal log on OS X

We recently had an USB software dongle stolen from our studio containing very expensive software. If we can work out what date/time it was taken over the last 3 weeks, we can probably identify who did ...
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2answers
124 views

How to aggregate and sort real-time stout/logs on Mac?

I am developing a rails and scala application that uses MySQL, Redis, MongoDB and memcached on OSX. It is rather annoying to always have 6 terminals open and go through the logs there, so I was ...
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How can I track and log CPU and memory usage on a Mac?

I know I can use Activity Monitor (as well as a slew of 3rd party applications) to monitor the usage of RAM and CPU on my Mac. However, I want to capture a log over an amount of time so that I can ...
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1answer
204 views

Mac Console - Coloring Specific Log Messages

I often use the Mac Console to monitor my web server logs. These logs are quite verbose, and it becomes difficult to scroll through them to monitor for errors. Each message in the log has a format ...
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2answers
364 views

How to set the logging clause for a chrooted BIND?

This question is a bit similar to this one but the answer that seemed to help the most is Ubuntu specific, and this is running on OSX 10.6.8. With this logging clause: logging { category ...
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1answer
52 views

Documenting software-updates semi-automatically in MacOS X by parsing log files?

I'd like to document changes I made to my computer (running MacOS 10.6.8) to be able to identify the sources of eventual problems. Mostly I install updates when a software notifies me about a newer ...
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106 views

Windows 7 share not accessible from OSX - how to debug

I have a Win7 machine and a shared directory on that. Users log on via a domain. This all works fine from another Windows client, but not from Macs at all (Lion or Mountain Lion). The OSX error ...
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1answer
87 views

Can I remotely monitor printf results of a C program?

I have a long running C program in which I've started from the Terminal.app using: gdb program_name gdb run I'm using many printf statements to monitor the progress of the program. Unfortunately, ...
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Are timestamps available for system log entries on OS X?

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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1answer
293 views

Where is the log from repairing an Outlook 2011 database?

Where is the log from repairing an Outlook 2011 database? I have a MacBook Pro with OS X 10.6.
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1answer
940 views

Getting chat history in AIM on Mac

I need to search through my previous messages or chat conversations I have had with my friends. I need something like what Gmail gives you, i.e. automatically save all the chats. Is there a way to ...
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1answer
106 views

get public IP from a network that I was connected to earlier

1 hour ago I was connected to my office WiFi network with my Macbook. Now I'm at home and need the public IP address from that office network because the dyndns update failed and I need to remote ...
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2answers
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OS X Time Machine log

How can I find out what really being or was backed up by my Time Machine/Capsule? Is there a log somewhere or perhaps I can throw --verbose somewhere to make sure it gets logged now? I see a 700mb ...
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dmesg.log on Mac OS X

Mac OS X does not seem to dump the exact output of dmesg to a file. I need to log the dump of dmesg to the disk. kernel.log and system.log do not contain the required information. Only output of ...
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3answers
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Where is the log file generated by a verbose start-up in OS X Lion?

After starting up my machine in verbose mode (cmd + v at start-up) I want to view the generated log messages, to debug an error I'm receiving (the error). The error is only displayed on the screen ...
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1answer
427 views

Console.app alternative for Terminal

Is there a neater way to follow console messages in Terminal rather than tail -f tons of logs?
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1answer
1k views

User activity monitoring open source software

I was wondering if there is open source project similar to this commercial product SpectorPro. I have been using it for some time now and I love how I can view all my activity as I would history in ...
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1answer
649 views

Secure delete logs in Mac OS X

Securely erasing data from OS X is easy. But is there a way to securely erase all logfiles (including the system logs contained in some database) without actually messing the system up?
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1answer
767 views

How can system logs be enabled in Snow Leopard?

I have a MacBook Pro running 10.6.7 and for a while now it hasn't been logging anything to the system logs. When I look in the Console's All Messages the only logs I see look like this (and it ...
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1answer
2k views

Where do I find Google Chrome's logs on a mac?

My flash plugin keeps crashing and I would like to find the cause. Where are Chrome's logs located? I don't see any information on Google's site.
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On Mac OS X, how do I clear out Console.app?

I'm trying to use Console.app to debug some problems on my Mac. I've cleared out the log files from inside /Library/Logs and ~/Library/Logs but I still have around 4000 messages left! I tried the ...
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1answer
512 views

Mac ASL: Unable to see my application's log messages

I have just added ASL logging support to my application (a compiled binary) but I cannot see any log entries using Console.app. I am logging with facility 'com.mydomain.myapp' (that's not the actual ...
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1answer
193 views

Can I list file names (or their parent directories) that were recently deleted using rm in OS X?

Is it possible to find out which files and directories have recently been deleted by rm in OS X? Or failing that, is it possible to find which parent directories have had files or directories within ...
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1answer
328 views

Add log files to Console.app

I'd like to select MAMP logs (in /Applications/MAMP/logs/) from Console.app's "Log List". Is there a way to add arbitrary log files to Console.app's "Log List"? Maybe there's a .plist I can edit ...
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3answers
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How do you enable syslogd to accept incoming connections on Snow Leopard from remote loggers?

How do I get syslogd to accept incoming connections from remote hosts on Snow Leopard? I'd like to centralize logging such that various devices and systems send logs to Snow Leopard's syslogd, ...
6
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4answers
14k views

System logs in Mac OSX 10.6

Something is filling up my system log files, to the point that console.app will only show the last half hour of each file. It looks like something is trying to escape its sandbox, but I'm not exactly ...
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4answers
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Viewing the full Skype chat history

I have Skype 2.8 on Mac OS X 10.5.8. Under the the chat menu is an option called "Recent Chats". This allows me to see logs of recent chats, but not of older ones. I know the older ones are ...
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Mac: What is /Users/PortDetect.log?

I have a file called /Users/PortDetect.log on my MacBook Pro, with contents like Wed Nov 25 18:22:42 2009 -- PortDetect started... Wed Nov 25 18:23:19 2009 -- PortDetect started... Who is making ...
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User login “log” on Mac OS X

Does Mac OS record user logins/logouts? I'm in a situation where I need to show that a certain user was logged in at a certain time (long story) less than four weeks ago. Is this recorded at the Mac ...
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Mac OS Internet traffic log

Does anyone know a free tool that monitors my internet traffic and logs it in a day-by-day overview? I'm currently using iStat menus but the download meter resets itself after each reboot plus it ...
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3answers
233 views

Log URLs that Flash calls?

I want to log any URLs that are being called from Flash on my Mac. Any suggestions on tools that I could use? A nice TCP logger would work.