I have Ubuntu 14.04 and I never made any disk partitions.I'm trying to ask that if a install a certain game or program from Ubuntu Software Center, where exactly does it go? I have this game that I downloaded from the Software center but now that I need to apply mods, I really don't know where the game is stored. I even tried searching for it but only the launcher that was used to install the game appears in the search results.
You can type in the command line
To see where gimp is installed. Replace with the name of the program you want to find. This command will usually return multiple locations, as applications have multiple files they use to run on your system. To see only the program binary itself use
Programs you install yourself might go in
/opt as well as
If you want a really long list ;)
(for a somewhat shorter list use
locate -b gimp which only show paths that end in
You can launch the application by typing...
locate command uses a periodically regenerated database, so if you're looking for something you've only just installed, you must first run
sudo updatedb for
locate to find it.
User program/games are stored in
/usr/bin directory. The
/bin directory stores main (important) programs (binaries) that all users need. Look at the answer to this question for more details about linux filesystem layout: How to understand the Ubuntu file system layout?