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.
Apple has today released another Supplemental Update to macOS High Sierra 10.13.3, apparently just to fix a security […]
Several Mac users have contacted me to report apparent contradictions between different estimates of free space remaining on […]
For no apparent reason, Sierra has again downloaded and installed an old ‘security’ update from 2016. Not only that, but it does its utmost to prevent you from finding out, even when studying the log. At least 5 bugs!
An odd problem: you try running an old installer and it crashes. There’s nothing actually wrong with the installer, it’s just that the rules have changed.
Apple says that macOS Server is changing, then warns that almost all its services will be removed. After 19 years, is this the end?
macOS High Sierra 10.13.3 is another substantial update, weighing in at around 2 GB in all, amounting to […]
Full release for El Capitan, Sierra, and High Sierra, and corresponding versions of macOS Server. Now with full Help book.
A more objective comparison with the El Capitan and Sierra product cycles shows that High Sierra isn’t that much worse. Although APFS has matured well, a few obvious and serious security gaffes have marred this cycle.