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Old 09-29-2010, 03:58 PM   #1
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Firefox Open With ?

I am running Firefox in a Debian environment. I want to download the latest Java version. I am prompted to Save the file or Open with [browse]. Let's assume I wish to open the download with Synaptic, where do I go to find this program?
Please do not complicate this question any more than it need be. I just want to know where the programs are stored. This could be Synaptic or Wine or a media player.
Thanks for your help.

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Most binary programs such as those you mention, are saved in /bin or /usr/bin or /usr/local/bin and to locate one, you can use the `which` command in a Gnome-terminal or whatever terminal you use. For example, to locate xpdf:
root@reactor: which xpdf
Old 09-29-2010, 04:42 PM   #3
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Thumbs up Thank you Celine

It is so refreshing to have someone present a straightforward answer.

I remembered using this command once before but I could not recall what it was or where these files were located. I have a lot of catching up to do.

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Why not install Java via apt? It does all of the heavy lifting for you. has the instructions.
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The question was not "How to install Java". It was "Where do I browse to find the program I want to use". Java was just one example as noted in my original post. So, to modify the question to fit your answer, I would have asked "When I click the [browse] button, where will I find Apt?"
Thanks for the response.



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