I am a new Debian Linux server user. How can I display a log of actions taken by the apt-get command or apt command or dnf command or yum command software management command?

The command to see a log of action taken by the software management depends upon your Linux distribution. The following table lists command as per your distro:

Show a log of actions taken by the software management

Linux distro Command Outputs (click on image)
CentOS/RHEL/SL/Oracle yum history CentOS/Red Hat Enterprise Linux yum command log
Arch Linux cat /var/log/pacman.log
more /var/log/pacman.log
Debian/Ubuntu Linux cat /var/log/dpkg.log
cat /var/log/apt/history.log
Suse/OpenSUSE Linux cat /var/log/zypp/history
Fedora Linux dnf history
Gentoo Linux cd /var/log/portage
ls -l
cat /var/log/portage/elog/summary.log
cat /var/log/emerge-fetch.log
cat /var/log/emerge.log
genlop -lu|more

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