Hi im a fairy new linux user

Im trying to navigate to the lua folder in vlc.

When i type

whereis vlc

It said:

vlc: /usr/bin/vlc /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/vlc /usr/share/vlc /snap/bin/vlc /usr/share/man/man1/vlc.1.gz

I tried:

cd /usr/bin/vlc

cd ./usr/bin/vlc

cd ~/usr/bin/vlc

Nothing works. How do i get to it?

2 Answers 2


whereis vlc outputs the paths to the executable, which is a file. But you can only cd to directories.

However, the lua directory is at ~/.local/share/vlc/

cd ~/.local/share/vlc/
  • Thank ~/.local/share/vlc/ was the correct folder and i was able to modify my vlc so it works correctly. Feb 8, 2021 at 17:25

/bin/ normally means an executables directory, so /bin/vlc would be an executable file and not a directory

You need to check ~/.local/share/vlc/lua/ and /usr/lib/vlc/lua/

Look at here How do I install VLC extensions?

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