Where Apps are Stored on My HDD (like "Program Files")?

Peter Garrett peter.garrett at optusnet.com.au
Fri May 18 04:35:20 UTC 2007

On Thu, 17 May 2007 16:20:40 -0500
Jason Moody <jmoody83 at yahoo.com> wrote:

> I'm using Ubuntu 7.04 and Firefox In Firefox if you go to
> Edit->Preferences->Feeds then select "Subscribe to the feed using:" I
> want to use Liferea (only feed reader I could find) automatically when I
> select a feed in Firefox browser. That's my real question.



in the field for the choice. You can enter
this directly, instead of "browsing" to it from the file chooser that pops
up in Edit-Preferences-Feeds .  I tried it here and it works ... :-)

In general, you can find the executable for a program that is installed by

which <nameofprogram>

in a terminal. Some programs have odd names for the executable. You can
usually find it by typing

dpkg -L <nameofpackage>  | grep bin  ( notice the capital  "L" )

In the case of liferea, "dpkg -L liferea | grep bin" pops up a number of
possibilities - I got the one that I suggested from that list.

$ dpkg -L liferea | grep bin | grep feed


for games, try substituting "games" for "bin" , since most games have
their executable in /usr/games.  For example

$ which frozen-bubble

$ which liferea


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