Originally Posted by Arkan123
Thanks kwacka and Dtsazza for your help on the last question i posted
If it was installed correctly, and all the files were copied to the right places (which they should be if you used packages), you can type
which will give you the directory that the executable is located in. That said... if the "which" command works, it means that (as Jorek notes) you can just type "gaim" to run it so paradoxically you don't need to know which directory it's in.
(It seems that whereis is a more complete version of which - I'm guessing that if one works, the other will, and vice versa. I hadn't actually heard of it until now.)
If that doesn't work, then you'll have to "find" where you put it. The syntax to find is a little tricky, but you can try
from a terminal (preferably as root, but if you installed it as your own username that's fine too). If you did
install it yourself, try to have a set place where you put things (I have an "apps" directory in my home directory, for example) - and if you installed it from a package, you can be assured that it'll sort things out properly.