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Zeitgeist[dead link 2017-05-31] is a service which logs user activities and events, anywhere from files opened to websites visited or conversations held via email and more. It makes this information readily available for other applications to use in the form of timelines and statistics. See the Wikipedia article for a more detailed description of Zeitgeist itself.
Install official repositories, which includes the daemon and the datahub. The daemon receives metadata from data sources, and provides them to applications using D-Bus. The datahub provides passive plugins which insert events into Zeitgeist.from the
To configure what gets logged by Zeitgeist, installwhich provides a graphical user interface where you can filter out specific folders, file types, and applications. The GNOME Control Center also has a Privacy module where you can make similar adjustments.
To monitor and inspect Zeitgeist's log at a low level, installwhich provides a graphical user interface where you can see the events logged in real-time just like wireshark.
The following applications can be used to browse or search for recent activity using the Zeitgeist engine: