Ubuntu – How to find and run an application that’s already installed

software installation

I see that apturl is installed on my computer, but I can't seem to locate it.

Can anybody tell me how I can find an installed application on this computer?
I am getting very frustrated.

Best Answer

Not all programs are graphical, and thus they will not be in your menu.

You can locate them with several commands

which apturl
locate apturl

locate uses a database that is automatically updated every 24 hours. To manually update,

sudo updatedb

If your command is not on your path, use find

find */*bin -name apturl

See also What is the Linux equivalent to Windows' Program Files?

Learning to use programs on the command line takes a little time. IMO it is invaluable to learn to read the man pages. They seem like Greek at first, but in time they are invaluable.

You can also try -h or --help

less --help
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