Finding executable files

Ray Parrish crp at
Tue Jan 13 04:03:18 UTC 2009

Leonard Bussey 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.
> -- 
> How can I fix it, if it isn't broken!
>                       Len Bussey
The dpkg command looked like a good method, but no one mentioned another 
way that I use.

If you installed with Synaptic, simply run Synaptic, do a search on the 
package name. After it is found select the package in the search 
results, then in the lower pane click on the "Installed Files" tab and 
you will see there every file installed with that package. This might 
work with packages installed with apt as well, but as I never use apt I 
can't say for sure.

Later, Ray Parrish

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