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Old 01-10-2006, 10:16 AM   #1
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Just installed gaim and need help finding the directory it is in to run it

Thanks kwacka and Dtsazza for your help on the last question i posted one more think though how do i find out in which directory i installed it in and how to run it from there thanks a bunch
Old 01-10-2006, 11:02 AM   #2
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Try to just type: "gaim" in a terminal...
Or you could find out what dir the bin lies in:
whereis gaim.bin
Old 01-10-2006, 12:17 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by Arkan123
Thanks kwacka and Dtsazza for your help on the last question i posted
You're welcome.

If it was installed correctly, and all the files were copied to the right places (which they should be if you used packages), you can type
which gaim
which will give you the directory that the executable is located in. That said... if the "which" command works, it means that (as Jorek notes) you can just type "gaim" to run it so paradoxically you don't need to know which directory it's in. (It seems that whereis is a more complete version of which - I'm guessing that if one works, the other will, and vice versa. I hadn't actually heard of it until now.)

If that doesn't work, then you'll have to "find" where you put it. The syntax to find is a little tricky, but you can try
find / -name gaim
from a terminal (preferably as root, but if you installed it as your own username that's fine too). If you did install it yourself, try to have a set place where you put things (I have an "apps" directory in my home directory, for example) - and if you installed it from a package, you can be assured that it'll sort things out properly.


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