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How to find out full path (with options) to installed applications (such as Skype, Firefox, Chromium etc.) in Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric for adding them to autostart?

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Thank you for answers, but it seems my question was wrong. Let me try one more time =) I remember that for example Firefox has command like "firefox %u" (or something like this). And I'd like to know where in Oneiric I can find commands for main menu items? – Oleg Nov 24 '11 at 14:42
I tried to mention Main Menu in my answer. You can find command name options there. – heartsmagic Nov 24 '11 at 15:13
I found it! /usr/share/applications Thanks to all and me =) – Oleg Nov 24 '11 at 15:29
And btw there isn't MainMenu in Dash in Oneiric. I don't know why... – Oleg Nov 24 '11 at 15:38
Yes, this is an alternative way also. You must install alacarte package to have Main Menu. – heartsmagic Nov 24 '11 at 16:39

Open a terminal and type which <space> and the executable filename of the application to find it.

For example, The main executable/binary file of Firefox is firefox, so open a terminal and type in which firefox to find the absolute path to Firefox.

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Actually this changes according to installation, but generally you can add applications with its command names such as skype, firefox, chromium-browser etc. You don't need the full path if those files in your path.

But, if you are looking for a way to see the full command name line, install alacarte:

sudo apt-get install alacarte

Start it with typing "Main Menu" via dash. You can find applications and their command line parts in suitable sections.

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