There are a few ways to get information out of the /var/log files using the Linux command line. Here are a few examples. Show the history of apt commands on your Linux box with this command. [email protected]:~$ grep ‘Commandline: ‘ /var/log/apt/history.log Commandline: apt-get upgrade Commandline: apt-get install gnome-alsamixer Commandline: apt-get install indicator-sound-switcher Commandline: apt-get upgrade …