Find location of the program in Ubuntu

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It’s rather trivial task for people who use Ubuntu for a long time but newbies usually have problems with adding program to startup if location of the program is unknown or it is required to specify full path to the program somewhere e.g. when opening attachment in mail client. There are two most popular ways to find this out:

1. which gedit
2. type gedit

Both will show full path to certain program (gnome editor in our example): /usr/bin/gedit:

commands: which and type to locate the programs in Ubuntu


Stefan Durand

My name is Stefan, I'm the admin of LinuxScrew. I am a full-time Linux/Unix sysadmin, a hobby Python programmer, and a part-time blogger. I post useful guides, tips, and tutorials on common Linux and Programming issues. Feel free to reach out in the comment section.

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