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Where are error logs on MAC


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I need to find where the error logs are stored on a MAC Server. I can't use console because I have no GUI access on the server just SSH (terminal). What log file am i looking for
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It depends on which one you're looking for. If it's system, that would be here:

/private/var/log/system.log

Other logs:

~/Library/Logs (user-specific)
/Library/Logs
/var/log


Oh, and it's Mac, which is short for Macintosh. MAC stands for "Media Access Control", which is a sub-layer of the OSI model.

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