What is the Console app?

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  1. ScanPro macrumors newbie

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    Hello All,
    I found the "Console " app in Application>Utilities. It has some info that looks like system data, I/O data, and some web data. The errors it captures are all types and it only hold info for 24 hrs. What is this program, what does it do and can the average user use it for anything?

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  2. Intell macrumors P6

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    The average user really can't gain anything from it. But I suggest you not look too much at what it displays or you'll start thinking there's lots of stuff wrong with your Mac.
     
  3. Macman45 macrumors demi-god

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  4. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    From Console > Help:
     
  5. ScanPro thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Hello,
    Intel "The average user really can't gain anything from it. But I suggest you not look too much at what it displays or you'll start thinking there's lots of stuff wrong with your Mac."
    I will admit I did have a quick momentary adrenaline rush when I first looked at it.
    Can anyone look at the info and get any idea of your computer habits?

    ScanPro
     
  6. Intell macrumors P6

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    A Genius (should) or a power user can read it to make sure things are working properly, to find and fix bugs, or look for misbehaving programs.
     
  7. Quad5Ny macrumors 6502a

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    It's a front-end for displaying log files and crash reports.

    The actual files are in:
    /private/var/log/
    /Library/Logs/
    ~/Library/Logs/
    /Library/Application\ Support/CrashReporter/
    ~/Library/Application\ Support/CrashReporter/
     
  8. ScanPro thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks Everyone,
    All questions answered.
    ScanPro
     

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