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I have installed the bit torrent client on my computer but cant find it. Its not in the start menu or anything like that. I'm a newbie and dont yet ...
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    Bit Torrent


    I have installed the bit torrent client on my computer but cant find it. Its not in the start menu or anything like that.
    I'm a newbie and dont yet know my way around the file layout. So any tips or pointers would be greatly appreciated

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    It's going to be a 'binary' file (executable and compiled). You don't know the name of the file, but it'll be in one of the /bin directories. You could browse using Konqueror. Try:
    /bin
    /usr/bin
    /usr/local/bin

    Is there a /usr/share/bin ? After 3 years I still get lost in there!

    Failing that - assuming the word 'torrent' is in there - you could try this handy trick... You won't regret learning this:
    su
    your_password
    find / -name *torre* -print

    This should force a search on everything from the root '/' dir downwards with 'torrent' in there. You might find that this draws a blank, but I think you'll get there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fingal
    Failing that - assuming the word 'torrent' is in there - you could try this handy trick... You won't regret learning this:
    su
    your_password
    find / -name *torre* -print
    wait im new to linux and i didnt understand that part .. could you explain a little ? thanks

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    it just means search your entire hard drive for files which contain the characters torre and print out their locations in the console.

    You need to do the su command because as a normal user, you wont have access to all areas of your hard drive and only root has that access.

    Once you found the file, just run it or create a link to that file.

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    Of course, there's no guarantee that the binary is called 'torrent'. I would keep chopping the name down: *torre*/*tor* ... And generally coming up with other search ideas.

    The find command is so useful... I use it on a very basic level, but many other powerful searches are possible
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    which bittorrent client did you download and are you sure you installed it?

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    for me (in debian) it is /usr/bin/btdownload
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