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I'm trying to determine the install location of Pidgin so I can add it to my application startup. I've looked at top but it doesn't show paths. How can I find out where it's installed?

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If you're asking how to find the location of the pidgin executable, and you have installed Pidgin normally, you should be able to do

which pidgin

If this doesn't find it, you could try

find / -name pidgin -executable -type f 2> /dev/null
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You can use which pidgin in console.

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The default application directory is /usr/bin. As Sergey said, you can also use which <appName>

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