How would I be able to find logs of recent login or usage activity on my desktop? Is there a script or place in Ubuntu that holds data that tells you of recent logins from user, guest, or remote.
Actually, the best tool is the command last
You can pipe the output to less
or a file and then search the file.
You can show login history of user-accounts as following:
Go to System Settings > User Accounts and click on History button
From Command-line Open terminal and type:
For more information see
The file /var/log/auth.log is most likely what you are looking for. The messages look like the following for local logins:
and like so for remote logins:
where johnserver is the hostname and johndoe is the username.
I am sorry that I do not have any knowledge on how guest logins are displayed/conveyed.