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    Default Where are the applications stored?

    In windows, everything is in under the Programs directories.

    The reason I ask is because I am trying to associate Filezilla, "Edit/View" to an editor, Emacs, but cannot find it with browse or search.

    Thank you in advance for your help

    Opensuse 12.1
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    Default Re: Where are the applications stored?

    On Fri, 13 Jul 2012 22:36:02 +0000, coasterad wrote:

    > The reason I ask is because I am trying to associate Filezilla,
    > "Edit/View" to an editor, Emacs, but cannot find it with browse or
    > search.


    Depends on the application. At a terminal prompt:

    locate emacs

    Should tell you where it's located.

    Jim



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    Default Re: Where are the applications stored?

    no joy - locate does not tell me anything at all - I got no errors, just no output

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    coasterad wrote:

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    > no joy - locate does not tell me anything at all - I got no errors, just
    > no output

    Either you have a typo (case sensivity?) or your locate database has simply
    not been generated. Never mind:

    Consult the package management, it should knwo what files it installed
    (package management is _one_ of the great advantages of linux over MS
    Windows):
    > rpm -qa|grep -i "emacs"

    This lists you all packages that deal with firefox. Then:
    > rpm -ql "emacs-x11"

    This is the list of all files installed by that package. Can you spot it ?
    Otherwise:
    > rpm -ql "emacs-x11"|grep bin


    Have fun !

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    Default Re: Where are the applications stored?

    On 2012-07-14 01:26, coasterad wrote:
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    > no joy - locate does not tell me anything at all - I got no errors, just
    > no output


    You have to install locate first, the package is named "findutils-locate".
    But to find applications "which" is faster (because it only finds
    applications, locate finds any file).

    Code:
    cer@Telcontar:~> which emacs
    /usr/bin/emacs
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    Default Re: Where are the applications stored?

    On Fri, 13 Jul 2012 23:26:03 +0000, coasterad wrote:

    > no joy - locate does not tell me anything at all - I got no errors, just
    > no output


    Then it's not installed and you need to install the emacs package.

    Jim



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    Default Re: Where are the applications stored?

    On Fri, 13 Jul 2012 23:43:07 +0000, Carlos E. R. wrote:

    > You have to install locate first, the package is named
    > "findutils-locate".
    > But to find applications "which" is faster (because it only finds
    > applications, locate finds any file).


    which only finds what's in the path by default.

    And if he got no error message, then locate clearly is installed,
    otherwise he'd have gotten an error saying the command was invalid (or if
    cnf was installed, it would've suggested a correction).

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    Default Re: Where are the applications stored?

    Quote Originally Posted by arkascha View Post
    Either you have a typo (case sensivity?) or your locate database has simply
    not been generated. Never mind:
    arkascha
    I had just installed the utility that contains "locate" - how exactly do I generate the database for it?

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    Default Re: Where are the applications stored?

    On 2012-07-14 01:56, Jim Henderson wrote:
    > On Fri, 13 Jul 2012 23:43:07 +0000, Carlos E. R. wrote:


    >> But to find applications "which" is faster (because it only finds
    >> applications, locate finds any file).

    >
    > which only finds what's in the path by default.


    and that's the case with any system installed application :-)

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    Default Re: Where are the applications stored?

    On 2012-07-14 02:06, coasterad wrote:

    > I had just installed the utility that contains "locate" - how exactly
    > do I generate the database for it?


    updatedb

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