See now that's what I'm talking about. Where do u find out (simply) that chronium is called chromium-browser when using the command line. That's what my initial post is about. Let's just say I wanted to use the "which" command on firefox. That's easy I just follow what your saying and type
Great that worked as long as I remember it always starts with a lowercase letter. Now what if I want to do a "which" command for my BitDefender antivirus program. Following my success with firefox I automatically type in
and bam I'm hit with linux askin me confused I'm on about
so this means I can't do anything "the easy way" as I'm stuck at the first obstacle and it seems a fairly simple one. Its just I have to do what MALsPA said which seems far from the whole "easy" way. Or I could run the program from the shortcut and then run "top" in the terminal and then and only then know what to type ie.
so the question is this... Am I the idiot here not seeing something simple? Or is this a gnome 3 thing? OR is this a linux thing?
Cheers for reading folks
Ok this is where the find command comes into play:
for example: find /usr/bin -iname GEDIT
the above command tells find
to search from the "/
" root directory, ignore case (-i
followed by what you are searching for. This gives you the results for gedit. Also you can use wild cards if you only know part of the name:
find /usr/bin -iname chrom*
So that addresses the question about knowing the case.
You may want to learn more about how the linux directory structure is setup, I have taken classes on linux, which made it much easier to navigate linux via command line. I remember correctly most user installed programs are stored in /opt or /usr. With that said IMHO I would like to see more gui tools for those that do want to dig deeper and use the command line.
update: found a tutorial on the terminal (command line): http://community.linuxmint.com/tutorial/view/100