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Is there any free keylogger software for Ubuntu. If yes, How can I install it?

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You are not going to use that for spying I hope? – Jop V. Jun 25 '13 at 9:14
up vote 17 down vote accepted

logkeys Install logkeys is available in the Software Center.

Install via the software center

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This information need to be updated. I find no logkeys software in USC in 12.04 – Anwar Shah Jul 19 '12 at 7:12
Its there dude. Check this – aneeshep Sep 3 '12 at 10:01
Older Ubuntu… – jcalfee314 Oct 10 '13 at 17:51
Software center one doesn't seem to be updated. It has empty log file problem. You can download the zip file from this working and updated link and then make install. – Mukesh Chapagain Oct 31 '13 at 12:08

A simple google search would have yielded results!

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Is there anything in Download Center? – t3ch Nov 20 '10 at 15:16
t3ch, open up the software centre and start typing maybe something like "keylo.." in the search box, in the upper right corner. You seriously didn't look before you asked? Not to bang on about it, but it comes across as irreverent of our time. The package you're looking for is called 'logkeys' and it works very well indeed. – Stefano Palazzo Nov 20 '10 at 15:27
True, maybe a google search would have yelded results... but then of what value is When questions are asked here they actually end up on google, otherwise askubuntu has no public face... I looked a t3ch's profile.. his questions seem to be quite valid and non-trivial (to me) and I don't think he deserves a caning over it.. – Peter.O Nov 21 '10 at 5:41
I admit I should have googled first but I am very sure this question is going to help many newbies who come to askubuntu everyday. – t3ch Nov 21 '10 at 13:02
@fred.bear Thanks :) – t3ch Nov 21 '10 at 13:02

Yes there is a keylogger for ubuntu..

You can download it from here

Or you install it via apt-get

Enable universe repositories,and then run the following in terminal

sudo aptitude update
sudo aptitude install lkl

To run,type the following in terminal

lkl -l -k us_km -o log.file

for seeing results

tail log.file
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there are definitely better keyloggers out there than lkl such as those stated above – Vass Jan 8 '12 at 13:00

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