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Old 03-21-2003, 10:48 PM   #1
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how do I find the executable command


How does one go about finding out the executable name for a program? For example to start kwrite you type kwrite (well that's an easy one, but you get the point). Is there a list of programs that are installed somewhere? Thanks
 
Old 03-21-2003, 10:51 PM   #2
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Look in /bin, /usr/bin, and /usr/local/bin for what is probably a gigantic list of everything that a user can run.

For stuff that only administrators (like root) can run, also look in /sbin and /usr/sbin.
 
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Awesome, thanks!
 
Old 03-21-2003, 11:04 PM   #4
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It looks as though its 80/20 in favor of Windows.

Read the man pages
 
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It looks as though its 80/20 in favor of Windows.

Read the man pages
Er.. really? What's the man page that shows what software is installed?
 
Old 03-22-2003, 01:03 AM   #6
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Also, rather than scrounging around directories looking for bin files. Try the whereis command

ex. bash2.05$ whereis kwrite

Good Luck
 
Old 03-23-2003, 05:51 AM   #7
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Once in a while, I've found some programs that have some more odd executable file names compared to the package name - like Camserv - app is reffered to as Camserv, package is camserv.x.x.tar.gz but the binary executable is "relay".

In these cases, documentation in the tar file you downloaded, or project webpage.
 
  


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