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Old 01-25-2011, 05:33 PM   #1
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Question 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?
 
Old 01-25-2011, 05:46 PM   #2
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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.
 
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Old 01-25-2011, 05:47 PM   #3
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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

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Old 01-25-2011, 06:24 PM   #4
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Thank you for your prompt response.I have logged your help e-mail and i'm now operational
Many thanks
 
Old 01-25-2011, 06:46 PM   #5
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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"
 
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Old 02-03-2011, 07:22 AM   #6
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whereis "package"
 
  


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