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Old 09-15-2005, 12:29 PM   #1
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whereis kate


I wanted to make a icon to the kate editor, but I am not sure where the location of it is. It runs by typing the command, but I am not sure how it is in my path
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shane@mainbox ~ $ whereis kate
kate:
shane@mainbox ~ $ kate
kbuildsycoca running...
ASSERT: "m_currentContainer==container" in kateviewmanager.cpp (196)
kio (KMimeType): WARNING: KServiceType::offers : servicetype ThumbCreator not found
 
Old 09-15-2005, 12:39 PM   #2
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It seems to be here
Code:
shane@mainbox ~ $ ls -l /usr/kde/3.4/bin/ | grep kate
-rwxr-xr-x  1 root root   4824 Sep 15 00:44 kate
which /usr/ke/3.4/bin is in my path, so why does not the whereis command find it?
 
Old 09-15-2005, 02:20 PM   #3
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because /usr/kde/3.4/bin/ is not set in your $PATH variable(???). check it by:

echo $PATH

another command that doesn't require knowledge of what's in your $PATH, but does require you to keep you locate db up to date is:

locate kate
 
Old 09-15-2005, 02:29 PM   #4
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which /usr/ke/3.4/bin is in my path, so why does not the whereis command find it?
sorry that did not make much sense, I was trying to say it is in my path. the whereis command must not use the $PATH variable


Code:
shane@mainbox ~ $ echo $PATH
/bin:/usr/bin:/usr/local/bin:/opt/bin:/usr/i686-pc-linux-gnu/gcc-bin/3.3.5-20050130:/usr/i386-pc-linux-gnu/gcc-bin/3.3.5:/opt/sun-jdk-1.4.2.08/bin:/opt/sun-jdk-1.4.2.08/jre/bin:/opt/sun-jdk-1.4.2.08/jre/javaws:/usr/qt/3/bin:/usr/kde/3.4/bin:/usr/kde/3.3/bin:/usr/games/bin:/home/shane/bin

I just found this last line in the whereis man page
Quote:
whereis has a hard-coded path, so may not always find what you're look-
ing for.
 
Old 09-15-2005, 03:42 PM   #5
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Re: whereis kate

Quote:
Originally posted by shanenin
I wanted to make a icon to the kate editor, but I am not sure where the location of it is. It runs by typing the command, but I am not sure how it is in my path
You don't need to know the location of it to make an icon for it. Create the launcher, and for command, just type kate.
 
  


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