I have 12.10 installed, and I was searching for Transmission one day in the apps lens. It didn't show up, and I was confused; I began searching more in the lens and realized no apps were showing up. As an alternative, I began using the terminal. But since this isn't a real option, and I was confused by the title of the programs (I din't even know it was
chromium-browser instead of just
After this, I decided to search for the programs, and where they were installed - so I could execute them that way. Checking this chapter on the Heirarchy of the Linux Filesystem, I found that the
/opt directory was most suitable after reading the description.
However, the results of my exploration were not as I had hoped. I navigated to the filesystem and opened the
/opt directory. I was surprised to see there was nothing in the folder. No other folders, no files, nothing. I confirmed that I was allowed to access the file in there, and had sure to check for hidden files and folders.
I can open any applications when I run the command in a Terminal, and I have been pining them for easy access. They open as normal.