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#1 2005-06-18 20:26:11

Todd_Z
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From: MA, USA
Registered: 2005-01-31
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I can never find installed programs!

Whenever I install a program, i can never find the damn thing and of course they dont make my life easy and make the global command be something simple like "zend"  Anywho - any tips?

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#2 2005-06-18 20:48:14

Dusty
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From: Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada
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Re: I can never find installed programs!

pacman -Ql packagname will say all the files that were installed with that package. Look for something in /usr/bin.  You can also read man locate and man find and man apropos.

Dusty

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#3 2005-06-18 22:48:15

FJ
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From: Ontario, Canada
Registered: 2005-03-17
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Re: I can never find installed programs!

I like to use whereis to find newly installed things.

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#4 2005-06-20 04:35:56

Bysshe
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Registered: 2004-12-10
Posts: 268

Re: I can never find installed programs!

KDE has a nice little search feature right in the applications list.  I use it alot.

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#5 2005-06-20 09:18:24

IceRAM
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From: Bucharest, Romania
Registered: 2004-03-04
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Re: I can never find installed programs!

FJ wrote:

I like to use whereis to find newly installed things.

# whereis whereis
whereis: /usr/bin/whereis /usr/man/man1/whereis.1.gz

# pacman -Qo /usr/bin/whereis
/usr/bin/whereis is owned by util-linux 2.12-7

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#6 2005-06-26 16:42:48

Kin
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From: Oberfranken / Europe
Registered: 2004-01-23
Posts: 137

Re: I can never find installed programs!

updatedb


locate  PACKAGENAME

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#7 2005-06-26 23:10:20

Euphoric Nightmare
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From: Kentucky
Registered: 2005-05-02
Posts: 283

Re: I can never find installed programs!

I usually use slocate to find newly installed programs.  Its usually required to run 'slocate -u' to update the list.  However, most of your packages will be installed somewhere in /usr, as that is the 'Arch Way'.

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