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Old 03-21-2004, 02:36 AM   #1
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Question Where Files Are Placed*

I am new to Linux im currently using Xandros and have installed software downloaded software and havnt a clue where it is As i said this is new to me i am a pervious windows user and this is alot difreent if you could help me that would be great befor a get attacked by the nasty viruses
Old 05-17-2005, 07:02 PM   #2
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Configuration files goes into /etc
Manpages goes into /man
Binary files goes into /bin
Libraries goes into /lib

And there are also some more but these are the main dirs. By default they have the /usr/local-prefix which makes all binaries go to /usr/local/bin, etc. This may be altered in many ways but this is the POSIX default anyway.
Old 05-17-2005, 07:24 PM   #3
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what he said...and the chances of you getting a virus in linux are practically zero
Old 05-17-2005, 09:18 PM   #4
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u could use find,locate,whereis
also what MezzyMeat said


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