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Hide strange unwanted Xcode logs (8)

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To stop the Xcode 8 iOS Simulator from logging like crazy, set an environment variable OS_ACTIVITY_MODE = disable in your debug scheme.

It worked.

When using the Xcode 8+ and creating a new blank project, the following logs appear when running the application:

2016-06-13 16:33:34.406093 TestiOS10[8209:100611] bundleid: com.appc.TestiOS10, enable_level: 0, persist_level: 0, propagate_with_activity: 0
2016-06-13 16:33:34.406323 TestiOS10[8209:100607] Created DB, header sequence number = 248
2016-06-13 16:33:34.409564 TestiOS10[8209:100611] subsystem: com.apple.UIKit, category: HIDEvents, enable_level: 0, persist_level: 0, default_ttl: 0, info_ttl: 0, debug_ttl: 0, generate_symptoms: 0, enable_oversize: 0, privacy_setting: 0
2016-06-13 16:33:34.504117 TestiOS10[8209:100607] Created DB, header sequence number = 248
2016-06-13 16:33:34.548023 TestiOS10[8209:100607] subsystem: com.apple.BaseBoard, category: MachPort, enable_level: 0, persist_level: 0, default_ttl: 0, info_ttl: 0, debug_ttl: 0, generate_symptoms: 0, enable_oversize: 0, privacy_setting: 0
2016-06-13 16:33:34.568458 TestiOS10[8209:100608] subsystem: com.apple.FrontBoard, category: Common, enable_level: 0, persist_level: 0, default_ttl: 0, info_ttl: 0, debug_ttl: 0, generate_symptoms: 0, enable_oversize: 0, privacy_setting: 0

Maybe someone already found a configuration for this to handle?


Alright. There seems to be a lot of commotion about this one, so I'll give y'all a way to persist it without using that scheme trick. I'll address the iOS Simulator specifically, but this also might need to be applied for the TV Sim as well which is located in a different dir.

The problem that is causing all of this stuff are plists located within the Xcode directory. There is a process that gets launched called configd_sim when the Sim starts that reads the plists in and prints debugging information if the plists specify they should be logged.

The plists are located here:

/Applications/Xcode.app/Contents/Developer/Platforms/iPhoneSimulator.platform/Developer/SDKs/iPhoneSimulator.sdk/System/Library/Preferences/Logging/Subsystems

If you are playing around with a beta, take note that the dir will be different.

You will see numerous plists in this directory. Now, build and run your application and observe the logs. You are looking for the content immediately followed by the subsystem: part. It is the name immediately following this that represents the corresponding problematic plist.

From there, either modify the plist to knock out the debugging [Level] key/value which is a dictionary containing the "Enable" => "Default" key/value... or just simply delete the plist. Note, that you will need to be root to do either of these since they're located in the Xcode application.

the plutil -p command might be of use to you as well. i.e.

plutil -p /Applications/Xcode.app/Contents/Developer/Platforms/AppleTVSimulator.platform/Developer/SDKs/AppleTVSimulator.sdk/System/Library/Preferences/Logging/Subsystems/com.apple.BackBoardServices.fence.plist

This gave me one of the problematic plists which contained:

{ "DEFAULT-OPTIONS" => { "Level" => { "Enable" => "Default" }}}

Good luck :]


In Xcode 10 the OS_ACTIVITY_MODE variable with disable (or default ) value also turns off the NSLog no matter what.

So if you want to get rid of the console noise but not of your own logs, you could try the good old printf("") instead of the NSLog since it is not affected by the OS_ACTIVITY_MODE = disable .

But better check out the new os_log API here .


My solution is to use the debugger command and/or Log Message in breakpoints.

And change the output of console from All Output to Debugger Output like


Please find the below steps.

  1. Select Product => Scheme => Edit Scheme or use shortcut : CMD + <
  2. Select the Run option from left side.
  3. On Environment Variables section, add the variable OS_ACTIVITY_MODE = disable

For more information please find the below GIF representation.


This is no longer an issue in xcode 8.1 (tested Version 8.1 beta (8T46g)) . You can remove the OS_ACTIVITY_MODE environment variable from your scheme.

https://developer.apple.com/go/?id=xcode-8.1-beta-rn

Debugging

• Xcode Debug Console no longer shows extra logging from system frameworks when debugging applications in the Simulator. (26652255, 27331147)


This solution has been working for me:

  1. Run the app in the simulator
  2. Open the system log ( + / )

This will dump out all of the debug data and also your NSLogs.

To filter just your NSLog statements:

  1. Prefix each with a symbol, for example: NSLog(@"^ Test Log")
  2. Filter the results using the search box on the top right, "^" in the case above

This is what you should get:


Try this:

1- From Xcode menu open: Product > Scheme > Edit Scheme

2- On your Environment Variables set OS_ACTIVITY_MODE = disable





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