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.
The odd behaviour of some apps, which quit on their own, but hang around as zombies, and the long battle trying to make sense of logs.
Rising to the challenge of the unified log: how to work around lack of information, and a surfeit of information. More function and power.
New options find and show startup and wake events, and can perform log load analysis on the last 20 days or so of log entries. A unique tool.
This new version lets you select which log file to analyse, and to add custom processes to examine within log files. Lots of power with elegant simplicity.
This new version incorporates zooming in time, and browsing log excerpts. It also fixes a crashing bug.
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