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Why do I have empty log files after I start the keylogging process? I am using Ubuntu 13.04 and here are the steps I took:

touch test.log
sudo logkeys -s -o test.log

I would test it out by typing random words on the google bar and searching other stuff. I would also open up another terminal and type:

tail --follow test.log

where I would also type in random words. After this, I stopped logkeys by this code:

sudo logkeys -k

Then I would look at my log file to see if it worked and saw that it was blank! Is there any way that I can fix this so I can be able to view my logs?

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closed as off-topic by Sneetsher, karel, Eric Carvalho, Seth Jul 4 '14 at 18:45

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  • "This describes a problem that can't be reproduced that seemingly went away on its own or was only relevant to a very specific period of time. It's off-topic as it's unlikely to help future readers." – Eric Carvalho, Seth
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Still need an answer? – Seth Jul 4 '14 at 18:45

You must open the log file as root. Enter this in the terminal:

sudo gedit /var/log/logkeys.log
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