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Old 01-08-2003, 11:18 AM   #1
Registered: Jan 2003
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Question RH 8.0 Package manager or equiv.

I'm trying to put an icon on the desktop and I need the path to the program.
Redhat's 7.x package manager used to let you search for a package as well as show you the install directories. Is there an application in the new release that will do the same? I realise that most executible files are found in /usr/bin or etc/bin but this app isn't (Lin Neightborhood). I'm getting tired of using 'find'! Thanks!
Old 01-14-2003, 05:45 AM   #2
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Try using locate and piping it through less if necessary. Something like this:
locate somefile | less

Or you could redirect it to a text file, like this:

locate somefile > list_of_files

See if that helps.


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