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If your auto started .desktop file is a script you simply can put a control echo into the script like following example: # if yyou want only data saved for one run echo "Script has run on $(date)" > ~/script.log # if you want a continous log output append if [ -e ~/script-log ] then echo "Script has run on $(date)" >> ~/script.log ...


User accounts normally appears as part of the System Settings (System Settings > User Accounts). To open it specifically from command line, you have to add either the command: gnome-control-center user-accounts or unity-control-center user-accounts on Ubuntu 14.04, or unity-control-center user-accounts on 15.04+ to Startup Applications.


You have several choices but perhaps the easiest is to place your command exactly as you have given above in your $HOME/.xprofile file. From here it will be executed every time you login. By default this file does not exist in Ubuntu and so may need to be created manually and then be made executable. The following commands will do this: touch ...


Remove it from the startup applications by searching "Startup Applications" in the Dash and unchecking Transmission.


Use gnome-terminal: gnome-terminal -e "python /path/to/"

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