Linux Tracking History

Hi Guys,

Is there a way to backtrack or check all history and activities done in my linux systems.

Ex. check all done command line activity on my server

Thanks in Advance.




for the current user … or check the .bash_history files for other users (in their home folders).

You could also check /var/log/auth.log

or any of the other log files in /var/log

and possibly search the system for “history”

locate history


sudo find / -name *history*

Thank you so much Mark,

I did some research and found out psacct tool. On this tool I can see only the command apply on the systems but not full detailed. Did you have any idea that can help.

Ex. mkdir dennis

I can only see command “mkdir” but not full details including the folder “mkdir dennis”

Again, thanks in advance.

psacct and acct don’t log thwe full command “as entered” … that would be in the bash_history (as metined above.

They only log the use of a particular command … see here:

Thank you so much Mark


No problem :slight_smile: