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

Colin Law clanlaw at
Thu Apr 10 07:22:02 UTC 2014

On 9 April 2014 23:22, Bob <ubuntu-qygzanxc at> wrote:
> ** 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.
> Thanks
> 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.

I think you are making the mistake of asking more than one question in
a thread, which just makes the whole thing confusing and people do not
bother to try to try to help.  I suggest starting again with a new
thread asking just one specific question.  I think you were asking
about a ups log, but did not tell us exactly which log file you are
talking about and did not show us the errors you are getting.  So
start again with a new thread, ask one question, and  give as much
(relevant) information as possible.


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