D/loaded it - installed it - now cant find it?

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Chrismystery
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D/loaded it - installed it - now cant find it?

Postby Chrismystery » Sun Jun 29, 2008 9:14 pm

Hi All "Nixers"

I'm a newbie user of Linux Mint and loving it. However on the learning "curve" I have found it frustrating that when I d/load in Synaptic that if the program/software has no start Icon setup in the menu you have to locate it in the file manager. So the question is how does one find out what files were d/loaded recently and where did they go in the file folders? Is there a place that shows what has been loaded during the last ...7 days, 30days etc?
Please if you can help reply to this topic.

TIA
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Re: D/loaded it - installed it - now cant find it?

Postby Husse » Mon Jun 30, 2008 6:34 am

In the terminal
which your_application
Unfortunately you have to use the exact name including case
find is also useful
this finds all files in home beginning with Husse
find /home -name Husse* -print
Unfortunately it's case sensitive
My favorite is locate
First update the locate database

Code: Select all

sudo updatedb

then
locate -i what_you _search_for
-i makes it case insensitive
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