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    Crunchbhang: how to find programs installed?

    Using Crunchbang Waldorf

    I downloaded a program: posterazor with aptitude. I tried starting it, but can't find any programs named razor or post. So now I'm thinking how do I find programs installed with aptitude and files that are associated with it?


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    Have you tried looking for the executable?

    sudo find / -name <name of app looking for>
    Last edited by docbop; 01-29-2014 at 03:17 PM.

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    $ apt-cache policy razor
      Installed: (none)
      Candidate: 1:2.85-4build1
      Version table:
         1:2.85-4build1 0
    To find bin launcher

    which razor
    razor should launch in terminal after install with

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    Another option is looking through /var/lib/dpkg/info for the program. Every installed pkg has several text files there. The text file names are the same as the pkg names; program names are sometimes different. The '*.list' files have a list of everything the pkg installed as well as where they're located. The '*.conffiles' shows the names and locations of the installed configuration files.

    Takes a bit longer yet works when you know the pkg name but not sure of the program name. Once familiar, invoking cat in the terminal can show the installed programs and also show where to edit or possibly troubleshoot...

    $ cat /var/lib/dpkg/info/hdparm.list  (edited for length)
    $ cat /var/lib/dpkg/info/hdparm.conffiles

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    Quote Originally Posted by fanderal View Post
    Another option is looking through /var/lib/dpkg/info for the program
    Thanks for the help. I found the info in posterazor.list. The bin was PosteRazor. I didn't think of it capitalized.

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