If you’re familiar with the macOS log and have problems with an iOS device, you can easily access its log to help in diagnosis.
High Sierra 10.13.4 may have stopped leakage of APFS encryption passphrases, but that is only a small part of an accident chain going back many years.
Waypoints identified for shutdown and startup, login, system sleep and wake, and fast user switching. How to write to the log from a shell script, and accessing the separate installation log. Finally, security and audit.
Formatting log extracts, understanding and selecting the fields to display, predicates to filter an extract, using string search, and top-down search for working with the unified log.
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.