By doing an SCP to your Desktop, sure. If you otherwise want them externally, you need to enable syslog or the Log Insight agent to send them off to the appropriate logging server.
It would be nice if you wouldn't delete your original question so others who have your same issue can benefit from this thread. Also, why is a period (.) the correct answer here?
going to try with SCP, not sure how it works... never used before.