Where are the program applications stored in the file system of Ubuntu

Asked by Costas on 2007-09-12

Hi there...I am looking for the bittorret application that is loaded on my computer. It is not currently listed in the handy pulldown application menu bar. Where is this application found? Is there a directory where all currently loaded applications' executable files are loaded?

Thanks

Costas

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Bjørn Sandåker
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Best Bjørn Sandåker (prognatus) said : #1

Most often in /usr/bin or /sbin. You can use this simple command:

$ locate <program/file name>

And here's a way you can find out all the files installed by a program:

Open Synaptic Package Manager and search for the program which is installed. When you find it, right click to see the popup menu and select Properties. There you select the third tab; "Installed Files". Browse down the list of files until you find the path where the program was installed.

Costas (coslaz) said : #2

Thank you very much, this is great and simple.
Costas

Costas (coslaz) said : #3

Thanks Bjorn T. Jonsson, that solved my question.

Evan R. Murphy (evanrmurphy) said : #4

Exactly what I needed to know too. Thanks!