Help! I killed logging...

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by unitethenations, Feb 12, 2009.

  1. unitethenations macrumors member

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    A while ago I opened the console.app. I was trying to empty out some logs. It now turns out that in the process I turned off logging. I normally use geektool to monitor the computer logs console.log and system.log but they are now both empty. Can anyone tell me how to turn them back on?
     
  2. unitethenations thread starter macrumors member

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    I've found out that I deleted the file that tells syslod to run. I' think it's com.apple.syslogd. Since it wasn't backed up by time machine I'm stuck. Any advice?
     
  3. chrismacguy macrumors 68000

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    you probably need to reinstall leopard to get that back, or, install it to a new partition / go to a machine with it already on, and try copying it from there to yours (i dont know if it depends on the model, as a logger, it may do, so try to get one off a similar machine)

    hope you get it working as logging is a v.useful tool
     
  4. unitethenations thread starter macrumors member

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    Yup, I have to archive and reinstall. I won't go poking around in system files again.
     

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