Under linux, I launch a software by typing, e.g., fluidplot. How can I find the installation path for this software?
You can use:
to see where it is executing from (if it's in your $PATH). Or:
to look for a file named fluipoint and redirect errors on virtual filesystems.
Usually they are in
If you use an RPM based distribution (CentOS, RHEL, SUSE, openSUSE) you can use rpm -ql
Things aren't installed to locations in the Linux/UNIX world like they are in the Windows (and even somewhat in the Mac) world. They are more distributed. Binaries are in /bin or /sbin, libraries are in /lib, icons/graphics/docs are in /share, configuration is in /etc and program data is in /var. The /bin,lib,sbin contain the core applications needed for booting and the /usr contains all the other user and system applications