ggw at wolves.durham.nc.us
Fri Dec 2 18:57:11 UTC 2005
On Fri, Dec 02, 2005 at 08:33:25PM +0200, Phet Whore Meyer wrote:
> To whom it may concern,
> Ive recently left the dark and moved into linux, i just have this one query
> for now:
> In windows all programs were installed into a folder called 'Program
> Files', in linux, where is that equivelant folder? What is it called?
> I know that this question is fairly trivial, is there anywhere else i can
> go to find out basic information such as this?
> I greatly appreciate the help.
There is a Windows-to-Linux HOWTO in the TLDP archives (google for The
Linux Documentation Project) that gives a lot of guidelines for those
migrating the way you are.
The basic executeables are in /bin; userland executeables are in
/usr/bin; system executables are in /sbin and /usr/sbin; personal
programs are in ~/bin (home directory is refered to often as ~)
some programs end up in /usr/local/bin or /opt/bin. a very few are
hidden in /lib and /usr/lib and some other places.
you can generally find where a command resides by typing
which will tell you where the command is. (Assumeing Bash shell)
A list of the commands built into the shell can be gotten by typing
"help" to the command prompt. Non-builtin commands documentation is
available by typing "man commandname".
See the TLDP pages for more giudeance.
G.Wolfe Woodbury `- -'
The Line Eater is a boojum!
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