At the Software Center I installed a Reference manual of a library (for example the GNU Scientific library (GLS)) but I don't know how to find that reference manual.

Software Center Screenshot

I also tried:

$ ldconfig -p | grep gsl
    libgslcblas.so.0 (libc6,x86-64) => /usr/lib/libgslcblas.so.0
    libgsl.so.0 (libc6,x86-64) => /usr/lib/libgsl.so.0

but I couldn't find it.


The doc files are usually in /usr/share/doc/.

To check it, you can use apt-file

apt-file list gsl-doc-pdf

or dpkg (only if the package is already installed)

dpkg -L gsl-doc-pdf

The output of the first is

$ apt-file list gsl-doc-pdf
gsl-doc-pdf: /usr/share/doc/gsl-doc-pdf/changelog.Debian.gz
gsl-doc-pdf: /usr/share/doc/gsl-doc-pdf/copyright
gsl-doc-pdf: /usr/share/doc/gsl-doc-pdf/gsl-ref.pdf.gz

So you can find it (as expected) in /usr/share/doc/gsl-doc-pdf/.

  • Thank you very much @dadexix86, I could find with your help. But is there a way find or organize all reference manuals? I would like have a tool that collect or gather like a help center or a simples link on the Software Center. Do you know something like that? – Adolfo Correa May 1 '16 at 16:12
  • No, usually my reference manual is Google :) – dadexix86 May 1 '16 at 16:14

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