Ubuntu should move all binaries to /usr/bin/

Alexander Etter rhettnaxel at gmail.com
Tue Nov 1 19:44:15 UTC 2011

On Nov 1, 2011, at 15:01, nick rundy <nrundy at hotmail.com> wrote:

> I came to ubuntu from Windows. And one thing Windows does well is make it easy to find an executable file (i.e., it's in C:\Program Files\). Finding an executable file in Ubuntu is frustrating & lacks organization that makes sense to users. Fedora is considering a fix for this issue. I think Ubuntu should do the same.
> Here's a link to an article that talks about Fedora's idea: http://www.h-online.com/open/news/item/Fedora-considers-moving-all-binaries-to-usr-bin-1369642.html?view=print 
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Hi, learn about file permissions. In a terminal, cd to the directory you are looking for an executable, then use ls. Try man ls for more info, but ls -l ( l as in lamba) will show what is executable and lots of other info. 
Let me know if/ how it works out. 
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