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Old 04-11-2004, 12:48 PM   #1
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where are all the linux programs located !!

Can any one tell me wher are lal the linux proram fiels located like all the files in the kde menu hwere are they located in linux ... what i mean is like Program files ( for windows there is a folder called program files where u can find the files where can i find the fidelr in linux.. !?)
using mandrake 9.0 kde 3.1
Old 04-11-2004, 12:56 PM   #2
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In linux systems there's no "Program Files" folder.
Executables are located usually at /usr/local/bin and /usr/bin
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In Linux most programs are stored in /usr The executables are in /usr/bin with additional stuff in /usr/share Libs in usr/lib etc..

Theres usr/local where stuff gets put usually when you compile yourself. /bin tends to be command line tools. and /sbin is command utils only for root.

The KDE menu entries, are taken from the desktop files in /usr/share/applications. plus theres /usr/share/applnk for ones you add yourself.

The KDE maybe under opts in some Distros rather than share.
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basically you don't need to know. it's not the same way as you don't need to know in windows because the installer puts a cute little icon in the start menu... and the desktop, and the quicklaunch and everywhere else imaginable, but unix uses path variables and things properly, so you don't need to entry paths and stuff. also as Hammett said, there is no "program files" directory, different parts of programs go in different places. so a single app can have files in a number of different locations. this is not messy, just a different way to organise the data.
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I didn't realise anyone really used the Program Files folder in windows...I know I never did! I just put stuff in its own little folder on my hard disk and left it at that.
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that helped

tahx guys that helped
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A lot of programs are also located in /usr/X11R6/bin too, and big programs can also be found in /opt


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