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Am trying to view the contents of a system log -system.log.0 ,system.log.2 using macOS terminal .The logs are located under /private/var/log (macOS)

I have tried zcat,gunzip etc.but with no fruitful result.

gunzip -c system.log.0.gz 
gunzip: can't stat: system.log.0.gz (system.log.0.gz.gz): No such file or directory

What would be the suitable way to merge system.log.N into a *.log file and view them in terminal

  • What is the result of ls /private/var/log ? – Romeo Ninov Apr 10 '19 at 10:42
  • its system.log and system.log.0.....but when i perform gzip -l system.log.0,it says "not in gzip format".... – swasti bhushan deb Apr 10 '19 at 10:50
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Based on comment you do not have compressed files so there is no need to use gunzip. To view the file you can use commands like:

cat  /private/var/log/system.log.0

or

more /private/var/log/system.log.0

or

less /private/var/log/system.log.0

Same for file /private/var/log/system.log and other log files

  • @swastibhushandeb, in such case feel free to upvote and/or accept the answer :) – Romeo Ninov Apr 10 '19 at 11:09

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