Location of installed files

Evan Huus eapache at gmail.com
Mon Jan 10 17:51:24 UTC 2011

On Mon, Jan 10, 2011 at 11:21 AM, Gregor Shapiro
<gregor.shapiro at gmail.com> wrote:
> The Ubuntu Software manager does not tell users where to find the files that
> are installed using that service (neither does Synaptic).
> I would like to know at least where I could find an application in case I
> have a file that I want to open with a specific application (and can not
> find it in the list that opens when I right click and choose "Open With >
> Other Application"). I.e. what do I write in that "Custom command" field...

Synaptic does provide this information, it's just hidden away.

Right-click on the package in Synaptic, and select "Properties". The
third tab in the dialogue box lists the installed files.

To put in the 'custom command' field you probably want a
file located in /bin, /sbin, /usr/bin, or /usr/sbin.

Hope this helps,

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