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Operating Systems OS X (Apple) How can I direct messages from mac console.app to a log file? Post 303038513 by Neo on Thursday 5th of September 2019 01:56:10 AM
Thanks.

It looks like the level of detail you are looking for is not available in system_profiler and you may have no choice but to use the logfiles (syslog) as you were doing (indirectly via console.app).

Console.app automatically shows system.log, and other log files, so you don't need to redirect entries from console.app but you need to find the (syslog) file which console.app used.

Make sense?

Example:

Code:
/var/log/system.log

You can monitor it easily using tail -f /var/log/system.log

Reference: see also the "logger" (man logger) and "syslog" (man syslog).

Please post back with the details of which log file you found had the information you need.

Thanks.
 
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SYSLOG(3)								 1								 SYSLOG(3)

syslog - Generate a system log message

SYNOPSIS
bool syslog (int $priority, string $message) DESCRIPTION
syslog(3) generates a log message that will be distributed by the system logger. For information on setting up a user defined log handler, see the syslog.conf(5) Unix manual page. More information on the syslog facili- ties and option can be found in the man pages for syslog(3) on Unix machines. PARAMETERS
o $priority -$priority is a combination of the facility and the level. Possible values are: syslog(3) Priorities (in descending order) +------------+------------------------------------+ | Constant | | | | | | | Description | | | | +------------+------------------------------------+ | | | | LOG_EMERG | | | | | | | system is unusable | | | | | | | | LOG_ALERT | | | | | | | action must be taken immediately | | | | | | | | LOG_CRIT | | | | | | | critical conditions | | | | | | | | LOG_ERR | | | | | | | error conditions | | | | | | | |LOG_WARNING | | | | | | | warning conditions | | | | | | | |LOG_NOTICE | | | | | | | normal, but significant, condition | | | | | | | | LOG_INFO | | | | | | | informational message | | | | | | | | LOG_DEBUG | | | | | | | debug-level message | | | | +------------+------------------------------------+ o $message - The message to send, except that the two characters %m will be replaced by the error message string (strerror) corresponding to the present value of errno. RETURN VALUES
Returns TRUE on success or FALSE on failure. EXAMPLES
Example #1 Using syslog(3) <?php // open syslog, include the process ID and also send // the log to standard error, and use a user defined // logging mechanism openlog("myScriptLog", LOG_PID | LOG_PERROR, LOG_LOCAL0); // some code if (authorized_client()) { // do something } else { // unauthorized client! // log the attempt $access = date("Y/m/d H:i:s"); syslog(LOG_WARNING, "Unauthorized client: $access {$_SERVER['REMOTE_ADDR']} ({$_SERVER['HTTP_USER_AGENT']})"); } closelog(); ?> NOTES
On Windows NT, the syslog service is emulated using the Event Log. Note Use of LOG_LOCAL0 through LOG_LOCAL7 for the $facility parameter of openlog(3) is not available in Windows. SEE ALSO
openlog(3), closelog(3). PHP Documentation Group SYSLOG(3)

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