When I have installed a package using
apt, is there a way to find out by which command(s) I can run the installed program(s)?
For instance, the package
httpcode is not available as
httpcode, and the package description (
apt show httpcode) does not explain how to run it. How could I have found out that it’s run via
hc from the command line?
There are two slightly hacky workarounds I found:
Assuming that programs are by default installed in
usr/bin, I ran
ls -ltc | head -n 10to find recenlty touched files there, and indeed I found
Similarly to 1,
dpkg -L httpcodereturns a list of files created by installing the package, which also lists
Is there a better solution to this problem that doesn’t hinge upon the intuition of where the program might be stored on disk?
I also found that
man httpcode does open the man page of the program, even though I called it with the package name as argument. Does this always work (if the program provides a manpage)?