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Old 02-06-2005, 08:52 PM   #1
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What directory?

What directory are programs installed? I am using SUSE 9.2
Old 02-06-2005, 08:59 PM   #2
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I don't know specifically for SUSE, but programs can be installed anywhere. Usually, you'll find them under /usr or /home. Specifically:


Try using the "which" or "locate" commands to find where some things are installed.

which ls -> /bin/ls
locate *squid -> one answer is "/usr/local/squid/sbin/squid"

Old 02-06-2005, 09:41 PM   #3
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also "whereis"

Another handy command is "whereis"

> whereis ifconfig

If you need to access a program that isn't in your PATH, add it by editing $HOME/.bash_profile

Finally, you can use "find" a command or file.

>find / -name "file_name" - will search / (root) for file_name - note that unless you run this as the user root you'll get "permission denied" errors.

To get help with commands, try man <command_name> . "man" is short for manual, and will bring up a manual page for the command and any configuration files that accompany it, as well, usually, as it's normal location.

Old 02-06-2005, 09:53 PM   #4
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These two links may be worth looking at



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