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

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

  1. Theoyster macrumors member

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    Apr 21, 2010
    #1
    After doing system updates when I try to view the logfiles I see all of these greyed out so I can't view them:

    ipfw.log
    mb.log
    secure.log
    windowserver.log

    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.

    Thanks
     
  2. anteanterior macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Nov 8, 2009
    #2
    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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