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Old 03-09-2004, 09:05 AM   #1
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how to search for a application?

I downloaded an rpm file of gtk-gnutella... I went into remove software to see if it installed properly and the application is on here I just can't find where and how to launch it.
Old 03-09-2004, 09:17 AM   #2
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use this command: "whereis your_app_name"
Old 03-09-2004, 09:50 AM   #3
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yah just from a terminal window, type wat he says.. if ur lookin for winamp..

*****@root]= whereis Winamp

& remember its case sensitive

Old 03-09-2004, 01:32 PM   #4
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Yea do it as root, if not logged in as root type: su -l in your terminal window and you'll get a prompt for your root password.
Old 03-09-2004, 05:01 PM   #5
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"whereis" command gives you any file related to a certain software.
Try "which" command that gives you the path of the binary file only (executable).
This should be a little faster.
Hope this helps


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