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Under linux, I launch a software by typing, e.g., fluidplot. How can I find the installation path for this software?
You can use:
to see where it is executing from (if it's in your $PATH). Or:
to look for a file named fluipoint and redirect errors on virtual filesystems.
Usually they are in
~ as a hidden directory.
Full manual: https://linux.die.net/man/1/whichn0pen0pe
If you use an RPM based distribution (CentOS, RHEL, SUSE, openSUSE) you can use rpm -ql
Things aren't installed to locations in the Linux/UNIX world like they are in the Windows (and even somewhat in the Mac) world. They are more distributed. Binaries are in
/sbin, libraries are in
/lib, icons/graphics/docs are in /share, configuration is in
/etc and program data is in
/sbin contain the core applications needed for booting and the
/usr contains all the other user and system applications.
whereis command locates the binary, source, and manual-page files for a command, and the
type command tells what exactly the shell executes when you run a certain command.
whereis -l fluidplot in your case.
If it only returns 'fluidplot:', but no path, that means the software is not installed.
Note that this does not include files that may be hidden within the home folder under
~/.local/share/ (in my case).
Found on Linux Screwagc
Just to add some point to @djsumdog's answer, if you are using DPKG based dist, like Ubuntu, you can use
to check what it is about, and
to check what files are included/relevant to this package. It's for packages that don't have a binary to run, like
to find what package includes this file.
dpkg --listfiles libnss3 gives me:
Note that the folders are not only owned by this packages, but by others too. Just check the files.
dpkg --search libnss3.so gives me:
Instead of using
which (which probably isn't the right choice unless you're using csh) you can use
command -v fluidplot to get the shell to boune like shell to tell you what it would do if you asked it to run the command (
fluidplot in this example).
Some examples for me:
so you can also use it to test if a command would even be found and attempted to run. Since most of us use Bourne-like shells (e.g., bash or zsh) this is often preferable to