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davefrank 01-25-2011 05:33 PM

Unable to find commands for launching some applications .
 
I have installed several applications with synaptic package manager.No launch icon is available on applications menu and no launch command appears to be obvious in the various directiories.
Is there a generic syntax i can use in Terminal to either find the commands or apply them?

MS3FGX 01-25-2011 05:46 PM

Not all applications will have a launcher icon, especially if they don't have any GUI. All programs should be installed to your PATH though, so simply typing the name of the application or tool in the terminal should be enough to start it. Keep in mind that you can also use Tab-completion (enter the first letter or two of the name and hit Tab) to help you find the exact program name.

knudfl 01-25-2011 05:47 PM

dpkg -L <package-name> :
will list the files, then look for e.g. /usr/bin/<command>

Also : Every package has an online file list : ( With a 'Search' for "other packages")
http://packages.ubuntu.com/maverick/leafpad
> > Download <package-name> → →[list of files]
http://packages.ubuntu.com/maverick/...afpad/filelist

..

davefrank 01-25-2011 06:24 PM

Thank you for your prompt response.I have logged your help e-mail and i'm now operational
Many thanks

MrCode 01-25-2011 06:46 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by knudfl
dpkg -L <package-name> :
will list the files, then look for e.g. /usr/bin/<command>

Even better, grep for it:

Code:

dpkg -L <package> | grep "/usr/bin"

jv2112 02-03-2011 07:22 AM

whereis "package" :twocents:


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