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macos – When /tmp/wifi-*.log will show up and how can I stop it? – Super User

Posted by jpluimers on 2018/04/13

When you have many /tmp/wifi-{date}__{time}.log files, then this is how to get rid of them (it happened to me on a fresh Sierra machine):

At least on macOS Sierra (10.12):

  1. You can see what WIFI related components have debug logging enabled with:shell# /System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/Apple80211.framework/Versions/Current/Resources/airport debug
  2. You can disable all debug logging with:shell# /System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/Apple80211.framework/Versions/Current/Resources/airport debug -AllUserland -AllDriver -AllVendor

For whatever reason, the debug logging flag was enabled for ‘DriverWPA’ on my machine and that resulted in /tmp/wifi-{date}__{time}.log files getting generated when joining new WPA2 protected WIFI networks.

Source: [WayBackmacos – When /tmp/wifi-*.log will show up and how can I stop it? – Super User; thanks [WayBack] MattLord for answering that!

–jeroen

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