new Console- finding Wake Reason?

Discussion in 'macOS Sierra (10.12)' started by randy99, Oct 13, 2016.

  1. randy99 macrumors newbie

    Oct 13, 2016
    Hello everyone.. A newbie here to the forum.

    To my surprise this AM, I opened a terminal prompt on my Mac Mini and issued the following command, so I could see my most recent wake events:

    syslog |grep -i "Wake reason"

    but instead of the usual list of wake events, I got a note saying "Most system logs have moved to a new logging system. See log(1) for more info."

    So, I googled many queries, but could not find how to do this in Sierra. I played around with a couple of searches in the new console, and it finally hung up on me.. spinning ball. I finally had to force kill the non-responding console.

    Can someone tell me how to see my recent wake events in Sierra 10.12?

    TIA, Randy in Columbia, SC
  2. randy99 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 13, 2016
    I found the answer elsewhere.. am posting here in case someone else needs it.

    Under Sierra, to find wake events use this from command line:

    log show --style syslog | fgrep "Wake reason"

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