36GB Console.log file... What the Heck!

Discussion in 'macOS' started by MacTruck, Aug 24, 2005.

  1. MacTruck macrumors 65816


    Jan 27, 2005
    One Endless Loop
    Came back to my mac after several hrs and iPhoto was open and there was an error on screen about low disk space. Tracked it down to the console.log file in library/logs/console/501/console.log. What is going on here?
  2. TheMonarch macrumors 65816


    May 6, 2005
    Bay Area
    ooh wow. Mine is only 12kb. Destroy it!!! (actually don't, I dont know what it is, but im assuming its not that important [pfft, log])
  3. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

    Apr 3, 2004
    Adelaide, Australia
    99% sure you can delete it without a problem however if the Mac explodes, don't blame me. :eek:

    I seem to remember other members having the same problem with earlier builds of Tiger and from memory, they deleted it and everything was fine. It just recreated a "normal" sized file.

    Maybe put it in the trash for a week and see how things go before actually emptying the trash. :)
  4. belvdr macrumors 601

    Aug 15, 2005
    I would just zero it out, so the perms and all stays ok. This way, you aren't deleting anything as far as the system is concerned. Just do a:

    > console.log

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