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Old 11-13-2005, 04:54 AM   #1
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Where To Install Program Files


Hi
I was just wondering where the program files for Linux are
Like Windows destination for program files would be C:\Program Files but i'm not so sure about Linux, could someone possibly inform me about it? The reason why i am asking is because i recently tried to install games on Linux using WINE, all of the times i have attempted to save on the desktop ...
Regards and thanks in advanced
 
Old 11-13-2005, 05:06 AM   #2
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files go in many places, and generally go there because of what kind of file it is, not what program is is related to. most actual programs go in /bin or /usr/bin or /usr/local/bin
 
Old 11-13-2005, 05:13 AM   #3
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Thanks very much ... could someone please explain the .bin file format ? Sorry but as you can probably see, i am very new to Linux ...
 
Old 11-13-2005, 06:23 AM   #4
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.bin isn't a file format... it is just used to imply that a file is executable. note that file extensions mean very very little. It just made more sense to actually look at the file to see what it is, rather than just blindly going by an arbitrary 3 letter file suffix.
 
Old 11-13-2005, 07:37 AM   #5
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usually if you have a full distribution with a lot of things installed you can kind of figure out where to install your program by looking at others. I installed azureus in /usr/local/azureus for example because looking at the other things located there it seemd like the most logical choice. if you really want a good explanation, open a command shell and type
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man hier
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Old 11-13-2005, 06:41 PM   #6
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See the Filesystem Hierarchy Standard: http://www.pathname.com/fhs/
 
Old 11-14-2005, 04:10 AM   #7
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if you install something using wine then it will be in a hidden directory called .wine in your home directory

By default, Wine puts your fake Windows C:\ drive here.
 
  


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