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Debugging MCX

posted Dec 22, 2008, 7:24 AM by Philip Rinehart   [ updated Dec 22, 2008, 7:25 AM by Greg Neagle ]
Written by Philip Rinehart   
Wednesday, 29 March 2006
MCX debugging has always been a challenge. Not now! The solution is actually an undocumented preference. Issue the following command: 

defaults write /Library/Preferences/com.apple.MCXDebug debugOutput 3 

The above command is for Tiger, for Leopard use the following

defaults write /Library/Preferences/com.apple.MCXDebug debugOutput -2

Output options have the ability to use a value of 1 or 2 for less logging information. All debugging information from mcxd will be placed in the system log 

/var/log/system.log
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