I've installed exuberant-ctags package, but when I run ctags, etags or exuberant-ctags, I always get command not found.

Where can I find executable file to run exuberant-ctags?

  • what is the version of your OS? and can you mention about how you installed the exuberant-ctags? – VRU Jan 12 '13 at 8:27
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    @VRU, OS is Ubuntu 12.10 and I used apt-get to install exuberant-ctags. I updated the question with this info. – evfwcqcg Jan 12 '13 at 9:08
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The executable is named ctags-exuberant.

The answer could be found using dpkg -L, that shows a list of all files provided by a package. In your case you should see something like the following:

$ dpkg -L exuberant-ctags
/.
/usr
/usr/bin
/usr/bin/ctags-exuberant
/usr/share
/usr/share/doc
/usr/share/doc/exuberant-ctags
/usr/share/doc/exuberant-ctags/FAQ.gz
/usr/share/doc/exuberant-ctags/changelog.Debian.gz
/usr/share/doc/exuberant-ctags/copyright
/usr/share/man
/usr/share/man/man1
/usr/share/man/man1/ctags-exuberant.1.gz

Files in /bin, /sbin, /usr/bin and /usr/sbin are executables (i.e. commands).

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