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Which command is used to view containing folder of an application? For example, I installed Emacs, Chrome,... on my computer, now I want to view folder that holds them. How can I do that via terminal? Thank you so much!

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I think this is the right answer. You should try to use command: dpkg -S <package name> from terminal.

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Thanks. I tried and think it's right. – Thắng Oct 21 '13 at 2:31
Can you vote for my answer? Thank you so much. – ansidev Oct 21 '13 at 2:33
I wish I can vote for all of you who answer my question. But it requires reputation, and I am only a new comer here. Sorry. – Thắng Oct 21 '13 at 9:31
@Thang If this answered your question, you may mark this answer as accepted, by clicking the green check mark next to it. That will indicate that your problem is solved. – Radu Rădeanu Oct 21 '13 at 19:11

There are three ways to figure this out:

This one is Debian/Ubuntu specific: dpkg -L <package name> and lists all files installed by that package.

But you can also use whereis <cmd> to list all files and folders containing that cmd-name, or to just locate the executable file: which <cmd>. Both these commands work on almost any Linux distro.

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Thank you so much! – Thắng Oct 21 '13 at 9:29

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