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I'm trying to locate where the Ubuntu Software Center is to choose as default for handling APT links in Firefox. I can click on the links, and I get the pop-up, but Ubuntu Software Center is not there. I tried to choose an application through Firefox's settings and through the pop-up, but I don't know the path. As you can see by my screen shot for the pop-up I chose the wrong one as that doesn't work. What is the correct path I need to select the correct file?

EDIT - I added a fourth screen shot. I don't have it in that location. This is what I have. My view is in ABC order, and it's showing hidden files.

USC1

USC2

USC3

USC4

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I ran the "which" command, and it showed it was in "usr/bin/software-center", but even showing hidden files it's not there, so I check the link that was there labelled "software-center", and it showed it went to "usr/share/software-center/software-center", but that was a Python script. Well I tried to choose that when clicking on a link, and it opened as it should, so I guess that's it, or at least it works. It even shows in Firefox's settings under the Application tab. Go figure.

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You're looking for "/usr/bin/software-center"

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I don't have it in that location. I edited my OP with that location to show where you are saying. I even did a full search for the executable, but can't find it anywhere. It has to be somewhere, otherwise I couldn't open the USC at all. –  Bobby Phoenix Jun 27 '13 at 3:30
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You can also use aptURL to handle apt links. It comes pre-installed in your ubuntu machine, and I think it's what the ubuntu software center actually uses, so you skip a step.

You will find it in /usr/bin/apturl

You can read more about aptURL here.

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