I want to lock the settings to use by user so that i find my thunderbird installation directory but i couldn't. please help me and tell me the installation directory of thunderbird in ubuntu 12.04.
Open up the terminal by Ctrl + Alt + T and just type this command:
You will find the user's Thunderbird directory there.
And for locking the the settings you may look at Qasim's reply.
And if you want where exactly profiles are stored, They are in
~/.thunderbird/<Profile name>/ as mozilla messaging support says. Of course in fact the profile is stored in
~/.thunderbird/<some characters>.<Profile name>/. they are some random 8 characters before the profile name which thunderbird chooses. you can access the profile folder by just use
cd ~/.thunderbird/*<Profile name>/.
If you just want to know where is the executable file of Thunderbird. use the command