Confused by this on APFS? So you should be, as it’s complicated by features like snapshots, sparse files, and the file system itself. There’s no single figure.
An exploration of how Time Machine backs up to APFS, using Mints to make log access quick, simple, and easy to understand. And notes on changes in Monterey.
Since macOS Sierra, the Unified log has been an unrivalled source of information about what’s going on in macOS. But access isn’t simple.
Don’t use Unicode normalised Form C names for volumes in Disk Utility, as they cause havoc, and prevent Spotlight from indexing volumes.
Now lists the time of the start of all boots in the last 24 hours, and helps you with Unicode normalization problems.
A new support page contains supplementary info for Mints and its log extracts and tools.
A new tailor-made log view shows what’s happened in interactions with the App Store, and can give clues as to the cause of delays and failures.
With extensive refactoring in the code to display logs extracts, this update should be faster and require less memory on all supported versions of macOS.
Consolation, Ulbow, Mints, T2M2, Cirrus and Taccy all updated to cope with increasing complexity and unreliability of the unified log.
Big Sur has recently introduced a bug which can change the format of log datestamps, which can break Ulbow, Mints and T2M2. Here’s how to fix it.