Need a utility to find installed files

Asked by Bruce M. on 2007-11-07

I'm looking for a utility (hopefully GUI) that will list files that are installed in Ubuntu 7.04. and where I can find them.
If I download a "terminal" package it obviously doesn't show in the "Menus"
Example: conky ... it's a terminal program, not in the Menus, no "icon"

I know about Synaptic Package Manager: Status>Installed but that lists ALL the library files, drivers ... everything!!

So I'm looking for something that would display:

Archive Manager: Applications>Accessories
Bulk Rename: Applications>Accessories
etc, to...
conky: terminal (or just blank)

 ... and NOT mention all the "dependency" files

Problem is, I have more "terminal" programs than I remember. :(

Do you know of anything that can help me?

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Easy, go to the terminal, press the tab button twice, and press "y". Note, you will probably have only a little over 2000 programs in that list, but it should be enough to get you started.

Oh, and you can get a narrower list by typing the first few letters of the program name, before hitting tab. For example, if in terminal I type "gnome" and then hit tab, I get a list of programs that start with gnome:

gnome-about
gnome-about-me
gnome-accessibility-keyboard-properties
gnome-appearance-properties
gnome-app-install
gnome-app-install-helper
gnome-at-mobility
gnome-at-properties
gnome-at-visual
gnome-audio-profiles-properties
gnome-autogen.sh
gnome-brightness-applet
...

and so on...

Sidarth Dasari (sirsid) said : #3

Also by typing aptitude you get a text based gui which you can use to view your installed packages and it gives you the ability to install or uninstall them.

odysiuss (bilal-hmouda) said : #4

dpkg -l
or to search specific package use dpkg-l | grep packagename
this will show all the installed packages with .deb extensions ONLY.
you can also go to system > administration > synaptic package manager >click on status down on the left > and choose installed from the top section
Enjoy.

Bruce M. (canar-ciudad) said : #5

Easy, go to the terminal, press the tab button twice, and press "y". Note, you will probably have only a little over 2000 programs in that list, but it should be enough to get you started.

  Yup ... a couple of thousand all right.

Oh, and you can get a narrower list by typing the first few letters of the program name, before hitting tab. For example, if in terminal I type "gnome" and then hit tab, I get a list of programs that start with gnome:

  That would be good if I knew what they were, but I don't :(

Bruce M. (canar-ciudad) said : #6

Sidarth Dasari:

Also by typing aptitude you get a text based gui which you can use to view your installed packages and it gives you the ability to install or uninstall them.

  Oh, that's a good one. Getting there.

Bruce M. (canar-ciudad) said : #7

odysiuss said:
dpkg -l
or to search specific package use dpkg-l | grep packagename
this will show all the installed packages with .deb extensions ONLY.

  Also good but if I don't know the program, I don't know the package name. :(

you can also go to system > administration > synaptic package manager >click on status down on the left > and choose installed from the top section

I know about Synaptic Package Manager: Status>Installed but that lists ALL the library files, drivers ... everything!!

Hope there is something else, if not I'll have to do with aptitude.

Bruce M. (canar-ciudad) said : #8

I just found: Beagle

That's what I was looking for!

Thanks all!