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Old 02-20-2004, 01:20 AM   #1
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installed the program.. but where did it go?

I've installed an rpm through the terminal, but now what? how do i run it. No new icon's have shown up or new entries in the "start menu".
Old 02-20-2004, 02:19 AM   #2
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Which program did u install ??

If you want the executable, they will usually be in the /usr/bin directory..

you can do a whereis <program name>

like if you want to know where to find wheres XMMS....then open up a terminal and type this

whereis xmms

The output will be something like this..

xmms: /usr/bin/xmms /usr/lib/xmms /usr/include/xmms /usr/share/xmms /usr/man/man1/xmms.1 /usr/share/man/man1/xmms.1.gz

If you want to add a desktop shortcut (As u call in Windoze), richt click on the desktop and point to Link to Application (in Redhat) and then select the file u want.... and say OK...

There are a couple of other ways, but i guess this is the simplest for a c0mpl3t3n00b

Ps: being a tad more specific would help




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