What do you want from a log browser? Which do you use for the unified log (Sierra and later), or have you given the log up as no longer useful?
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.
Looking forward to the new features in Consolation version 3. Please comment and make suggestions.
Several significant improvements to CSV export to work around issues when importing to Excel and others.
Have you ever wished you could browse your logs in a spreadsheet, or analyse them using a statistics package? Now you can.
You can now save almost all your control settings as defaults. New windows then open with those settings ready for you. A great improvement.
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.