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Recently, I've installed telegram-desktop via gnome-software, but I cannot find telegram folder.

which telegram-desktop
which: no telegram-desktop in (/usr/local/sbin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/bin:/var/lib/flatpak/exports/bin:/usr/bin/site_perl:/usr/bin/vendor_perl:/usr/bin/core_perl)

My question is where are apps stored after installing, via gnome-software? Can I manage this apps via terminal?

gnome-software --search=telegram-desktop

gives nothing.

Arch Linux

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  • Have you checked the gui menu? It should be there. You can also run updatedb and then locate telegram-desktop as root to find the executable assuming mlocate is installed. Sep 14, 2018 at 16:41
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    @Nasir Riley, I've found out with mlocate. Thanks a lot. The path is /var/lib/flatpak/app
    – Masya Lee
    Sep 14, 2018 at 17:30
  • Hi, great question. Please can you edit your question to date it, by showing your version of gnome-software? Maybe pacman -Q gnome-software will work, or at least the version number from "About". "About" is an item in the app menu (not sure exact term?), and the app menu is in the top left of the screen just next to the gnome "Activities" menu.
    – sourcejedi
    Sep 14, 2018 at 20:20

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My question is where are apps stored after installing, via gnome-software? Can I manage this apps via terminal?

@Nasir Riley, I've found out with mlocate. Thanks a lot. The path is /var/lib/flatpak/app

On several different distributions, Telegram can be installed as a Flatpak. In case you haven't found it yet, there is a flatpak command.

This does not apply to all apps installed by gnome-software. AFAIK there is no way to ask g-s what type of app you are installing. Flatpak apps will show the "sandboxed" icon in g-s, but there can also be other types of sandboxed apps. However in many cases you can tell by the Source field. Apps from the main Flatpak Hub show a Source of dl.flathub.org.

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    Nice solution with Flatpak. Thank for answer. According to man flatpak there is the other elegant way to find telegram: flatpak list - command show all installed apps via Flatpak flatpak info -l org.telegram.desktop/x86_64/stable gives /var/lib/flatpak/app/org.telegram.desktop/x86_64
    – Masya Lee
    Sep 15, 2018 at 12:23

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