I'm still getting started with Linux. I've been trying to install The Hessling Editor with REXX enabled on Ubuntu (and hopefully the Linux Subsystem on Windows in the future). I thought it would be simple by just doing

sudo apt-get install the

and then

sudo apt-get install regina-rexx

but then I'm not able to find the demonstration file. I've tried searching for it

find options ./ "demo.the"

but the search yields nothing. Am I doing something wrong or do I need to get the demonstration file from somewhere else?

1 Answer 1


The file is in /usr/share/THE.

You can find this by running dpkg -L the | grep demo.the, or if you install apt-file, apt-file search demo.the. You can also use find, as you thought, as follows:

find / -name demo.the

This starts searching from the root directory, looking for a file named demo.the. You’ll get a lot of error messages saying you don’t have the necessary permissions to access certain directories, but it will still find the file.

  • Was I using the command find incorrectly?
    – rxc370
    Jun 14, 2018 at 14:03

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