I'd like to read a list of messages displayed by
notify-osd from time to time. I'm using 12.04 still, if it matters. Is this possible?
These two questions from 2010 indicate that a log file should exist at
~/.cache/notify-osd.log. I have no such file, and I'd like to know if this is a bug (in which case this question should be closed) or if this log file depends on another setting (like System Settings -> Privacy)?
I don't care about storing data between reboots. I just want to browse messages from the current session.
EDIT: Two good answers now but I'd like to know if these messages are stored anywhere, (total guess, /tmp? RAM?) for a short period after appearing on the screen. Some sort of buffer must exist as they appear one after another, a few seconds each, even if there are 20-30 notifications over the span of a minute or two.
I failed to mention in my original question that I'm not interested in yet another PPA + indicator or excessive drive writes, I just want to know if it is possible to see the messages for a short time after they appear.
My use case for this is to go back and find what song was played a few minutes ago on a streaming radio station. I have it on as background music, and occasionally a tune sticks in my head after I hear it. I have no way of going back to see what played 1-2 songs ago.