Sierra’s new logs have new uses, such as collecting and analysing test and use data – only if you can import log extracts into a suitable app.
View the same log entries at different times, and their timestamps change. This explains why, and what is going on.
When Time Machine seems to take a long time preparing the next backup, or gets stuck, here is how to diagnose and deal with it.
Why was my Mac still preparing a backup 20 minutes after it should have been completed? And what is a ‘deep event scan’?
I was dreading its conversion from an ordinary Cocoa app into an architecture which supported multiple windows. Would Xcode co-operate?
The first beta of the free log browser is now available. It lets you open multiple windows on your logs.
First full release, with several significant enhancements, and full documentation. Free as always.
Is Time Machine becoming erratic? A simple diagnostic process can establish what the problem is, and how to deal with it.
macOS Sierra doesn’t run periodic backups using a simple mechanism. Here’s the story in full detail.
Here’s a tool which lets AppleScript and anything else which can run a shell command make an entry in Sierra’s logs.