How it came about, what Apple’s goals were and their effect on the log contents, how it works, and an overview of the tools available to work with it.
2017 was never going to be easy, and Apple had a lot of accidents over its closing months. It delivered a lot of new products, and with them a lot of new problems.
If you have been trying to open Woodpile, but it has crashed each time, this update should allow it to run properly.
Preface a filter with the ® character, and Woodpile will use it in a regular expression (regex) search of log message content.
New features to set the number of bars in its chart view, and refresh a view. Improvements in usability and efficiency, and a couple of bug fixes.
Changes include frequent timechecks by timed, harder access to info about keychains, a couple of possible AppleScript bugs, and APFS snapshots.
High Sierra makes two significant changes to the unified log system, from Sierra. Here’s an evaluation of them.
Styles let you see the log fields you want, with colour; filters are instant search tools; those and custom processes now have a Preferences sheet.
Changes made to preferences are now reflected immediately in all windows. Also ported to Swift 4.0 and built in Xcode 9.1.
Added to the bar chart are timestamps of the first and last log entries included, and there are other improvements too.