Quick question: Is there a simple way to locate packages downloaded from the synaptic package manager?
I downloaded GoogleEarth and managed to run it from a terminal and then later worked out how to create a launcher… all good.
But I’ve just downloaded a program (via synaptic) called Cipher but can’t find a way to run it. I can find it in usr bin, but that’s as far as I can get. Is this a problem with the Cipher program or am I doing something wrong.
Thanks in advance
Are you talking about Ubuntu/Mint/Debian ? … if so…
If you mean cifer, it’s a CLI app, so just open a terminal and type:
To read the man page (manual), enter:
There shouldn’t normally be any need to enter the full path to the app, just its name.
But in answer to your original question dpkg -L will display what an installed package put where.
dpkg -L cifer
mark@Mark:~$ dpkg -L cifer
OR - once installed, you can right-click the package in Synaptic and select Properties>Installed Files (tab).
Ah… yes, that’ll do it. I must have scanned the name and not noticed it was spelt ‘wrong’. I’m a words man, see
After all that it doesn’t do what I need anyway, but many many thanks anyway.
What are you trying to achieve ?
Sorry Mark, I only just saw your reply.
Nothing too thrilling… I’ll send you a PM.
[ol]- Open synaptic package manager,
- search for Cifer,
- right click,
- select properties,
- click on the “installed files” tab. [/ol]
This will show you all the files installed from the binary package. Not familiar with this app, but am sure the exec file will be found in /usr/bin or /bin (maybe /sbin but not likely)