Running Newly Installed Programs?
matthew.flaschen at gatech.edu
Wed Dec 17 05:39:19 UTC 2008
W. D. Allen wrote:
> This from a Ubuntu Newbie...
> After downloading and installing a program, such as RealBasic among
> others, as I browse the folder I can not determine which file I click to
> run the program. How do I determine the file in any program folder to
> start a program running, i.e., the ".exe" file? Also, how do I make a
> desktop icon for that file?
Linux executables do not have a file extension. They are set as
executable, however. You can see which files are executable using
nautilus or the shell.
You can also check which files the package installs using:
dpkg -L packageName
where package name is the DEB package you're interested in.
I downloaded REALBasic from http://www.realsoftware.com/ to check for
you. It looks like the main executable is:
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