Residence of a Software

Where did I install my software by the way?
Well, some of you may find it hard to locate the files of a software that you installed. Unlike windows where almost all the relevant files that are associated with the software go into the folder - Program files or whichever directory that you installed, there is a way to locate the hideouts of the softwares and packages by giving a simple command in the terminal.

# dpkg -L (package-name)

This command tells us where a package is installed (works for Debian based distros). However, the binary files (or executables as what we call it in the usual "windows lingo") are always stored in the folder:


This command may come in handy if in case you want to look for the files of the software that you installed.


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