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April 5th, 2009, 05:36 PM
Can someone tell me in which directory are all my programs stored?

I am referring to programs in the synaptic manager AS WELL AS programs downloaded as tarballs.


April 5th, 2009, 05:39 PM
/bin, /usr/sbin, /usr/bin

April 5th, 2009, 05:40 PM
There is no One folder which holds all an applications parts for a better understanding look here http://www.reallylinux.com/docs/windowstolinux.shtml scroll down to the part about Finding Programs on your system

April 5th, 2009, 05:44 PM
in your terminal run:

which synapticyour programs are not all installed to the same directory. in general /usr/sbin or /usr/local/sbin but there other directories from which they can run also. Another good command is find, or locate. You many need to run updatedb before using locate.