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You need to update your PATH variable. You can do that in .bashrc: PATH='/usr/sbin:/usr/local/sbin:/usr/bin:/usr/local/bin' Basically when you run program, $PATH is where it will be searched(path is list of directories separated by : ). If it can't find it there, you get an error message - which is your case. I added most popular locations, but you might ...


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Yes. Recoll can regularly index your files and provide a search via your browser. It can search within files too. Recoll is a full-text search tool for Unix and Linux desktops. Recoll finds keywords inside documents as well as file names. It can search most document formats. You may need external applications for text extraction. It can ...


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When installing local applications, there are multiple options depending on how you want to access and update. Also should be noted that some methods look more like the system you already have and some are more ad-hoc. For only few packages,it is recommended to put add-on packages in /opt, where they are out of the way of everything else so nothing can mess ...


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You can install alacarte to you edit menu entries. In Debian-based distributions: sudo apt-get install alacarte Otherwise, as you noted, the information is in .desktop files in the given locations (in particular, the Exec line). I just do: grep -iR "name that shows up in menu" ~/.local/share/applications /usr/share/applications Then just look the ...


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Menu entries or desktop shortcuts are .desktop files. The standard location for the desktop files of applications installed system-wide is $XDG_DATA_DIRS/applications (by default it is set to /usr/local/share/applications and /usr/share/applications) and for the things installed in your home or menu items you created it is $XDG_DATA_HOME/applications ...


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In XFCE you can drag the icon of your desired application with your mouse to your terminal, you should see the name of the shortcut. This is what I got for Abiword: /usr/share/applications/abiword.desktop Then you can view this file with less /usr/share/applications/abiword.desktop, or just find the executable: grep Exec ...


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Short answer yes. But if the executable isn't in one of the directories in your $PATH, then you would have to call the executable with the full /path/to/executable.



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