Is there a log that would show when....

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by Gloor, Mar 16, 2008.

  1. Gloor macrumors 6502a

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    Hi, I suspect that someone was messing around with my computer. Is there a log that would show what time was the computer turned on or last on etc.? Anything that would back up my theory that someone was using it when i wasn't here? Thanks
     
  2. ColdCase macrumors 68030

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    The system log (console utility) may show activity that could point to someone else using a machine, especially if there was login/logouts. There are a number of other log files there.
     
  3. GotPro macrumors 6502

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    if you are terminal friendly... Have a look in the /var/logs directory... All sorts of logs in there including system.log which will have timestamps on them.

    Best to use the "more" command instead of opening any of the files!
     
  4. Gloor thread starter macrumors 6502a

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  5. Gloor thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I found it. Thank you. My log says that the computer hasn't been touched by anyone else. :) Thanks for help guys :)
     
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