= you do not have permission to read this logfile = ?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Theoyster, Apr 21, 2010.

  1. Theoyster macrumors member

    Apr 21, 2010
    After doing system updates when I try to view the logfiles I see all of these greyed out so I can't view them:


    Can anyone tell me what is going on here?
    I repaired the disk permissions and rebooted but still can't view those logs.
    I'm using tiger 10.4.11

    I was able to view ipfw.log before I installed system updates today. I don't recall seeing any of those greyed out earlier though.

  2. anteanterior macrumors newbie

    Nov 8, 2009
    The logfiles you mention are (and generally should be) protected, and admin access is needed to view them.

    I suppose you're using Console.app? It's a real pain that the GUI log viewer don't support verification for admin rights.

    I suggest you use the terminal to read them, or possibly chmod :group the logfiles in order to gain access.

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