ASL stands for Apple System Logger. If your Mac is launching Terminal very slowly, try clearing your ASL logs.
$ sudo rm -f /private/var/log/asl/*.asl
Check out http://www.proposedsolution.com/solutions/osx-terminal-slow-launch for preventative measures.
All I did was add the following lines to /etc/asl.conf.
= archive 0
= utmp_ttl 604800
= fs_ttl 604800
“So, you want to know what’s happening right?
- The first parameter = archive 0 disables archiving. I like to set this because I have no desire to retain masses of archived versions of my logs. That’s a zero after the word archive by the way.
- utmp_ttl sets the time-to-live for messages in seconds. 604800 is 7 days. Set this to the length of time you would like.
- fs_ttl is the time-to-live for filesystem errors. This is in seconds too.”