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Old 03-10-2007, 07:27 PM   #1
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Executable files


Where in the linux tree structure are all the executable files such as firefox, Open Office or kwrite similar to the *.exe files in windows and what, if you may are their extensions?
 
Old 03-10-2007, 07:33 PM   #2
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Linux does not use file extensions except as a convenience to users. Usually binaries have no extension. The common location for binaries in in one of the bin directories -- /bin, /usr/bin, /usr/local/bin, /opt/bin, etc. but a binary can live anywhere. You might want to google for the filesystem hierarchy standard to see the recommended way for laying it out.
 
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