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Old 05-15-2006, 12:22 PM   #1
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Finding a directory from the shell

How do I find out where apt-get installed packages? I need to configure php --with-imap=path/to/uw-imapd, but I cannot find the installation path. Is there a way to search for a folder? So far I've tried

ls -R | grep -i uw-imapd

And sure enough that lists it, but it doesn't list the full path, just the filename.

Then i tried all the apt-cache options but the only path it gives me is the remote path of where I downloaded the source from.

Where is uw-imapd?
Old 05-15-2006, 12:25 PM   #2
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locate uw-imapd
find / -name uw-imapd

Old 05-15-2006, 12:35 PM   #3
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Yep, the locate command can be one of your best friends

Just make sure that if you run locate right after you install, you do:


as root first, otherwise, it probably won't have been added to the find utilities database yet.


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