How do I find the location of a file that starts a program at boot time?

Bob ubuntu-qygzanxc at
Wed Apr 9 22:22:25 UTC 2014

** Reply to message from Colin Law <clanlaw at> on Wed, 9 Apr 2014
20:44:35 +0100

> On 9 April 2014 19:28, Bob <ubuntu-qygzanxc at> wrote:
> > ** Reply to message from Colin Law <clanlaw at> on Wed, 9 Apr 2014
> > 08:43:56 +0100
> >
> >> On 9 April 2014 07:10, Bob <ubuntu-qygzanxc at> wrote:
> >> > Linux newbe.  I installed the NUT monitor from the Ubunut Software Center.  The
> >> > Ubuntu Software Center lists version 2.6.4-2.3ubuntu2 but when I look at the
> >> > NUT Monitor ABOUT the program has version 1.3!
> >>
> >> In a terminal, what do you see for
> >> apt-cache policy nut-monitor
> >> and
> >> apt-cache policy nut
> >> That will show you which version is actually installed.
> >
> > bob1 at Jupiter:~$ apt-cache policy nut-monitor
> > nut-monitor:
> >   Installed: 2.6.4-2.3ubuntu2
> In that case that is the version you have installed.  You could search
> your PC to make sure there are not two copies of the executable file
> in case there is another version lying about.  The command
> which nut-monitor
>  (or whatever the executable you are running is called) will tell you
> where the one you are running is from, assuming you are running it
> from the command line.


I could not find another program.  I removed the NUT-Monitor and tried again,
the program could not be found so I assume that the version that is stored in
the code has not been updated for a long time.  I installed it again.  I am
beginning to think that this is not the program I need.

I still need to get shut down working when the battery is low and get logging
to work.

I still need the information about the question on the subject line.  I think
that I need to change the options for the programs at startup.

Robert Blair

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