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    Finding Saved RPM Packages

    From time to time, I may lose track of where I saved a file. When downloading a program in a RPM package format, it'll save here /var/tmp/.....[...] problem is, when I locate this, it doesn't show up anywhere...when logged in as may list the installed software...but I'm not sure I know the command to run it... Is there information out there for general run a standard or typical format often used?

    EDIT: depending on the file...this is where it will be...I was downloaded VLC player and Xine Player.

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    Linux Guru Juan Pablo's Avatar
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    Mar 2006
    have you tried

    updatedb or locate -u
    and then
    locate *.rpm
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    Just Joined! buteman's Avatar
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    Jul 2006
    Isle of Bute, Scotland
    If you are browsing from Firefox and download then it should always download the files to one place on your system.
    In Firefox you can click on tools/Downloads to bring up a window to see the history of downloads.
    Also in Firefox you can change where this is to be.
    Click on Edit/preferences/Downloads and browse to where you want this to be.
    I am in the habit of creating a directory off my home directory called downloads and always save to it.
    Hope that helps,

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    Blackfooted Penguin daark.child's Avatar
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    Apr 2006
    West Yorks
    I wouldn't save anything in /tmp, /var/tmp etc because those directories tend to be cleaned up at reboot or whatever period set by your distros meaning that you will lose your info if you store it in those directories.

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