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Old 01-27-2009, 10:50 PM   #1
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Where are the applications?


Something that has always vexed me about Linux is trying to figure out where the actual executable file for an application is located. On Windows 99.9% of the time it will be in C:\Program Files\

Where are they in Linux?
 
Old 01-27-2009, 11:00 PM   #2
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Usually you will find binaries in /usr/bin and /usr/local/bin.
 
Old 01-27-2009, 11:35 PM   #3
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Usually you will find binaries in /usr/bin and /usr/local/bin.
and /bin, and /sbin, and /usr/sbin, and in a few other places...

You might be interested in the Linux Filesystem Hierarchy

Things like this on Linux are a mix of Unix tradition, simple logic, and a few less rational elements.

One of many ways to keep your sanity:

Anything you install with the package manager will be in a directory which is in your $PATH variable, and you don't need to be concerned about where the files are. (It will "just work").)

For anything done outside of the package manager, put it in /opt.
 
Old 01-27-2009, 11:58 PM   #4
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Sorry about that. Forgot to mention those directories.
 
  


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