What is the file path for the Ubuntu Software Centre executable? usr/bin/ maybe?

Also what is the file name?

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There is handy tool called whereis:

% whereis software-center

software-center: /usr/bin/software-center /usr/bin/X11/software-center /usr/share/software-center /usr/share/man/man1/software-center.1.gz


For completions sake.

You can also use the tool which.

% which software-center

software-center: /usr/bin/software-center /usr/bin/X11/software-center

It is slightly better in this perticular use case, since it shows only the executable files

See which/whereis differences for the difference between the two.

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