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So, if I run a program through the menus in gnome-shell, is there a way to view stdout and stderr? Or is there some kind of hack to achieve this functionality?

Or is everything just sent to /dev/null?

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Usually, gdm/session start-up scripts redirect stderr & stdout to either:

~/.xsession-errors

or

~/.cache/gdm/session.log

With systemd and recent gdm versions, everything is redirected to systemd journal, so one way to get that output is:

journalctl -b _PID=$(pgrep gnome-session)
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