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ReportCrash(8)						    BSD System Manager's Manual 					    ReportCrash(8)

ReportCrash -- Generates crash reports SYNOPSIS
ReportCrash analyzes crashing processes and saves a crash report to disk. A crash report contains information that can help a developer diagnose the cause of a crash. ReportCrash also records the identity of the crashing process and the location of the saved crash report in the system.log and the ASL log database. ReportCrash is invoked automatically by launchd when a crash is detected. For applications and other processes running in the per-user launchd context, ReportCrash runs as a LaunchAgent and saves crash reports in the user's ~/Library/Logs/DiagnosticReports/ directory. For daemons, other processes running in the system launchd context and other privileged processes, ReportCrash runs as a LaunchDaemon and saves crash reports in the system's /Library/Logs/DiagnosticReports directory where they are only readable by admin users. If there are too many crash reports saved for a particular process, older reports will automatically be removed in order to conserve disk space. launchtl can be used to disable and re-enable crash reporting. To disable crash reporting: launchctl unload -w /System/Library/LaunchAgents/ sudo launchctl unload -w /System/Library/LaunchDaemons/ To re-enable crash reporting: launchctl load -w /System/Library/LaunchAgents/ sudo launchctl load -w /System/Library/LaunchDaemons/ For application crashes (but not background process crashes) ReportCrash will display a dialog notifying the user that the application unex- pectedly quit and offering to reopen the application or send the report to Apple. For developers, the behavior of this dialog can be adjusted using /Developer/Applications/Utilities/ which is installed as part of the developer tools. Crash reports which are sent to Apple are submitted anonymously by the SubmitDiagInfo process. The reports are used by Apple to improve its products. Users who need support should use or other authorized support channels. Developers who are ADC mem- bers should report bugs using in order to allow for two way communication between Apple and the bug reporter. More information about interpreting the contents of crash reports can be found in Technote 2123: notes/tn2004/tn2123.html SEE ALSO
launchd(8), launchd.plist(8), launchctl(8), spindump(8), SubmitDiagInfo(8) Mac OS June 1, 2019 Mac OS

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SubmitDiagInfo(8)					    BSD System Manager's Manual 					 SubmitDiagInfo(8)

SubmitDiagInfo -- sends diagnostic information to Apple SYNOPSIS
SubmitDiagInfo is a system process which runs periodically. If the user has opted-in for automatic reporting of diagnostic and usage infor- mation, then SubmitDiagInfo collects and sends to Apple any recent diagnostic information which has not yet been sent to Apple. SubmitDiagInfo also cleans up any diagnostic and usage information which was created more than one month ago and is no longer needed. Sending diagnostic and usage reports to Apple helps us improve the quality and performance of our products and services. It helps Apple identify common usage trends and issues that enable us to allocate our resources efficiently, and it helps us provide better support services to you and other customers. All of the diagnostic and usage information is collected anonymously from your computer in a way that does not personally identify you. Reports may include the following information: - Details about application or system crashes, freezes, or kernel panics. - Information about events on your computer (e.g. whether a certain function, such as waking your computer was successful or not). - Usage information (e.g. data about how Apple and third party software, hardware and services are being used). Automatic reporting of diagnostic information is off by default and no information is sent to Apple unless a user has opted-in to automatic collection of diagnostic information. A user is offered the opportunity to opt-in for automatic collection of additional diagnostic and usage information after the user has manually sent a crash, hang or panic report to Apple. Users may at any time opt in or out of automatic reporting in the Security & Privacy pane of the System Preferences application under the "Privacy" tab. All diagnostic and usage information which is eligible for automatic reporting is visible in the Console application under the "DIAGNOSTIC AND USAGE INFORMATION" heading in the application's sidebar. (The information appears here even if a user has not yet opted-in for automatic reporting.) For security purposes, some system diagnostic information will only be visible to admin users and will only be submitted when an admin user is logged in. Users who need technical support should use or other authorized support channels. Developers who are ADC mem- bers should submit bug reports using in order to allow for two way communication between Apple and the bug reporter. SEE ALSO
ReportCrash(8) Mac OS June 2, 2019 Mac OS
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