LinuxQuestions.org
Review your favorite Linux distribution.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Password
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 07-26-2005, 02:41 PM   #1
firefly60
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Jul 2005
Location: USA
Distribution: Mandriva 2005 64 bit
Posts: 3

Rep: Reputation: 0
Unhappy Program files


After you install a program.. say realplayer.. what happens to the program files? Where is the executable file placed? I installed Mozilla-Firefix and that's the last I saw of it.. would like to find these files so I can backup the installation profile? Command line says it's in /usr/bin/mozilla-firefox, but that's not it. /usr/share/man/man1/mozilla-firefox.1. No that's not it? Where has the file been placed with the file plugins/profile???? Going nuts here?? Help
 
Old 07-26-2005, 02:48 PM   #2
reddazz
LQ Guru
 
Registered: Nov 2003
Location: N. E. England
Distribution: Fedora, CentOS, Debian
Posts: 16,298

Rep: Reputation: 75
On Mandriva, the firefox executable is named mozilla-firefox and is located in /usr/bin.
 
Old 07-26-2005, 03:11 PM   #3
Artanicus
Member
 
Registered: Jan 2005
Location: Finland
Distribution: Ubuntu, Debian, Gentoo, Slackware
Posts: 827

Rep: Reputation: 31
And to answer the question: The bits you most likely would like to backup is your profile data, right? Like with many linnux programs, your own settings and profile data is kept in a hidden folder / file in your home directory. When it comes to firefox, the .mozilla directory in your home directory is the one youre looking for.

The actual program usually is scattered around /usr/* But it rarely makes sense to backup those anyways as they dont change. (Well, with firefox, they actually do, so you might want to backup something like /usr/lib/firefox or simiar, I have no idea where mandriva keeps it, but slack has it under /usr/lib/firefox-<version>/ )
 
Old 07-26-2005, 04:49 PM   #4
darkleaf
Senior Member
 
Registered: Jun 2004
Location: the Netherlands
Distribution: debian SID
Posts: 2,170

Rep: Reputation: 45
You can use locate to find where programs hang out. First run "updatedb" which will update the search database with your files (run it regularly if you don't want to wait a lot. Maybe a cron job would be good. Then do "locate mozilla-firefox" and it should find it.
 
Old 07-27-2005, 09:17 AM   #5
firefly60
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Jul 2005
Location: USA
Distribution: Mandriva 2005 64 bit
Posts: 3

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
Thumbs up Thanks to all

I can see this is going to take some getting used to.. but that's the fun, Huh. Burned out on windows crap, mostly because it is crap and then I've been dealing with it sense before there were windows.. LIke DOS. They should have never tried to get better. At least DOS worked.. LOL.. I've been trying to make the switch to linux for the past couple years and have been doing ok. except for this issue.. thanks for the "locate and updatedb" commands.. the helped.. LInux is awsome..

Last edited by firefly60; 07-27-2005 at 09:20 AM.
 
Old 07-27-2005, 11:19 AM   #6
firefly60
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Jul 2005
Location: USA
Distribution: Mandriva 2005 64 bit
Posts: 3

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
mozilla-firefox profile

Ok, in order to help someone else. I found the profile. it was under /usr/lib64/mozilla-firefox-1.0.3/defaults/profile.... go figure. ?
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
ISO Files?? WHat Program? Prometheuz Linux - Newbie 6 12-04-2004 07:27 PM
How program to read files with extension .dat y .cfg files COMTRADE in fedora 1? ivonne Linux - Software 0 11-22-2004 12:42 PM
Cd program files? RichardSimmons Linux - Software 2 02-23-2004 10:25 PM
Where does mandrake keep all the program files MadGamer Linux - Distributions 4 06-07-2002 11:48 PM
what program uses .pub files??? RacerD General 2 01-09-2002 01:40 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:55 PM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration