Finding executable files

Chris Mohler cr33dog at
Mon Jan 12 19:02:42 UTC 2009

On Tue, Jan 13, 2009 at 11:08 AM, Leonard Bussey <lbus42 at> wrote:
> Hello all,
> Where can I find where Ubuntu puts the executable file to launch an
> application.  I'm trying to set up IceWM and have to manually set up the
> menu items.  Thank You.

dpkg -L <package name>

will show all files for <package name>.

dpkg -L <package name> | grep "/usr/bin"

will likely return binary (executable) files for many packages.


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