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After doing a sudo apt-get install <app>, where does the application get stored to? [duplicate]

After installing apps via apt-get install -app name-. Where does the files get copied to? Are the copied to just one location or multiple locations? And if so how do I find this out? Here's an ...
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Is it possible to view the contents of a debian package? [duplicate]

I want to see the contents of a debian package, especially if the package is properly cleaning up whatever it installs. I want to also see how it goes about installing the software, what directories ...
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Listing files which will be installed by .deb [duplicate]

How can i list all the files (and their future locations) which will be installed by invoking 'dpkg -i' on a .deb file? Which makefile target of the source package determines those (is it the default '...
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Installing cuda on ubuntu 16.10 - directory not found after installation [duplicate]

I have installed cuda via a package manager. The installation seems to be successful: $ nvcc -V nvcc: NVIDIA (R) Cuda compiler driver Copyright (c) 2005-2016 NVIDIA Corporation Built on Sun_Sep__4_22:...
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How to find out what is in an Ubuntu package [duplicate]

When viewing a package on the Ubuntu repositories (e.g. launchpad), there is usually only a sentence or two describing the package contents. Is there a place online to see more detail about package ...
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finding path to libgsl2:i386 in ubuntu 16.04LTS [duplicate]

I needed to install gsl in Ubuntu 16.04 to run a cosmological simulation, however, I tried the command in terminal sudo apt-get install libgsl0ldbl in returned me : Package libgsl0ldbl is not ...
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How to get terminal command from name of the package from terminal? [duplicate]

Please answer as generally as possible, but here is the exact problem: Ubuntu: packagename: gnupg2 executable: gpg version: 2.1.18 Debian: packagename: gnupg executable: gpg version: 1.4.20 How to ...
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where is ns-2.35 and tcl8.5.8 directories in file system stored? [duplicate]

I used sudo apt-get install ns2 to install ns2. I want to know where are the above mentioned directories stored on my system?
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How does Ubuntu synchronize time without ntp?

By clicking "System settings -> Time & Date -> Automatically from the Internet" I can synchronize time from the Internet. However, I find that I don't have a ntpd daemon (It's not even installed)...
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Python 3.6.6 to Ubuntu 16.04.1?

I'm using Ubuntu 16.04.1. I ran this commands: sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install python3.6 I upgraded my Python 3.6 from 3.6.2 to 3.6.5 But Python 3.6.6 is available since 2018-06-27 How can ...
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Where is cuda library located with apt-get install?

I installed cuda by apt-get. I need to point cuda libraries in cmake file for compilation of another library however I cannot find the CUDA path. Where is the /include and /bin paths of CUDA in such ...
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Where are Ubuntu Software Center apps downloaded to, please?

Please, I am 70 years old and very new to Ubuntu. I download apps from the Ubuntu Software Center and they disappear. Where are they, please? Please be clear and specific in your answer. I know ...
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High level overview of how SSH works and is setup on Ubuntu [closed]

I'm just starting out with SSH and I need somebody who's knowledgeable on SSH on Ubuntu/Linux to give me the whole picture of working with SSH. I currently know that SSH is used to securely connect ...
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How are Ubuntu packages structured? [duplicate]

When I download a package in Ubuntu, what files does it install on my system and where? I'm just curious about the package structure in general (I searched and it doesn't look like anyone's asked ...
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How do you know the install directory?

I am a beginner Ubuntu person. How is it possible when you do an apt-get install [program] that you know what the actual install directory is? After I install a program, I literally have no idea how ...

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