console.log files almost 10GB

Discussion in 'macOS' started by JeDiBoYTJ, Jun 26, 2005.

  1. JeDiBoYTJ macrumors 6502a


    Jun 22, 2004
    Ft. Lauderdale, FL
    for the past couple months, ive noticed my free space slowly going down no matter how many times ive freed up space. sometimes, it would even get down to ZERO Kb Available. I couldnt figure out why, and it was really beginning to annoy me. then after some deep investigations, i found a console log folder that was almost 10GB large. now im thinking... this is just a log file... just a bunch of text, why is it so large? IT takes too long to open, and im not really having any problems with my computer, so i dont think i need to read logs back from May.

    So, is it safe to delete these files, and is there anyway I can stop these files from showing up in such large quantities?
  2. rainman::|:| macrumors 603


    Feb 2, 2002
    delete them. this happens sometimes, the log won't automatically flush itself like it's supposed to. Keep an eye on it, but deleting it will probably make it work right again.
  3. Linkjeniero macrumors 6502

    Jan 6, 2005
    Mac OS X has three maintenance scripts to delete logs and stuff like that. They are suppossed to run automaticly at 3am or something like that; but if you want, you can run them manually with:

    sudo periodic daily weekly monthly

    There's also a lazy way: using MacJanitor (an app that runs the scripts)
  4. mj_1903 macrumors 6502a


    Feb 3, 2003
    Sydney, Australia
    Delete them with ease. Your Mac does not rely on them at all.

    As for the issue, there are options to switch off Console storing log files. I would search Apples knowledge base articles for more information.

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