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Old 11-07-2004, 01:57 AM   #1
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how to find if an app is installed

without asking, someone had told me this nice little command that finds if an app is installed, then to see the directory where it is installed.

I've tried to find all the posting i did to avoid asking a redundant question, but am unable to find it.

would someone be kind enough to share their wisdom with a grasshopper?

oh yeah, I tried googlin it, but I don't know what I'm looking for
Old 11-07-2004, 02:17 AM   #2
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mingdao@james:~$ which xterm

mingdao@james:~$ whereis xterm
xterm: /usr/X11R6/bin/xterm /usr/bin/X11/xterm /usr/X11/bin/xterm /usr/X11/man/man1/xterm.1x.gz

For specifics, issue "man which" and "man whereis"

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