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Old 03-12-2007, 04:43 PM   #1
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How do I find application files?

knoppix 5.1 (but not for long )

For example, I just did apt-get install mplayer. How can I find these files without doing a search on the entire directory structure? I KNOW this isn't windows, but just for example, one would just find the icon, go to its properties, and see the file referenced.

Is there a log or config file where I might find this information a bit more efficiently than a directory search.

Old 03-12-2007, 05:03 PM   #2
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/usr/share is for files for all programs and applications. If you ment actual binaries, then its probably in /usr/bin, /usr/local/bin, /bin, /sbin, /usr/sbin, /usr/local/sbin, and in that order. Also, some distros use a separate game directory, so /usr/games/bin for those.


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