I'm using Ubuntu Gnome 16.04.
I added some applications in start applications program. Is there any log of them as if they had started in the terminal?

E.g.: I added deluge to the startup apps, but I'm not sure it's working well. I would like to check in some way whether it's working.

  • Sure, in mutiple ways. Is it only about apps in Startup Applications? Could you explain a bit on why? It would make it easier to answer the question adequately. Jul 30, 2016 at 17:54
  • I edited my post.
    – Cirelli94
    Jul 30, 2016 at 18:21
  • sudo -anything will not work as a startup command for sure, unless you edited the sudoers file... Jul 30, 2016 at 20:14
  • Ok, I understood. I changed my example!
    – Cirelli94
    Aug 1, 2016 at 17:39
  • There is a mismatch between the title question and the body question leading to the non-answer by Jacob Vlijm. Please choose one question. Aug 28, 2016 at 15:18

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if the startup app is a script, you could add as the last line of the script,

logger "such-n-such script started."

Then, it will appear in /var/log/syslog

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