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Old 02-05-2004, 05:34 PM   #1
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Question Can't find where my programs are been installed to???

Bit of a newbie still guys & gals, so be gentle with me! I think I'm compiling and installing correctly (./configure, make, make install...etc) but for the life of me I can't find where programs are installing to. Where is the file to execute the application? In Windows nearly all install to "Program Files" unless you choose differently. Does Linux have an equiverlent directory?

Thanks in advance

Old 02-05-2004, 05:39 PM   #2
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it will typically be /usr/bin
you can use the
commands to see where stuff is ....
purely for example using 'whereis', lets say you installed mplayer, then you type :
whereis mplayer
it will show you where its at ...
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lets not forget the ever-popular `which`
Old 02-06-2004, 03:22 PM   #4
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Thanks DrOzz.

So /usr/bin/ is like M$ Program Files then? Thanks, didn't know that.
I'll try the "whereis" thingy but will I have PERMISSION to execute the app in /usr/bin/?

Thanks for your help again

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ive been told that /usr/bin is for additional program, utils, user stuff

and that /bin and /sbin are for system programs, daemons, os, etc.


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