Where are my installed applications?
I have installed Skype in Ubuntu, but I do not know where to start the installed the Skype application .Similarly I have installed Netbeans and other applications but their icons are not appearing in any menus.
Related: how to uninstall already installed applications?
The executables are located in the
/usr/binfolder. I guess pressing Alt+F2 and typing
will do. It might also fall under the Applications menu > Internet.
To uninstall already installed software, you can:
- Go to Software-center. Find the software and remove.
Open a terminal, and type
sudo apt-get remove <software-name>
If you do not know the complete name, just type a few characters of the application, and press tab twice. That will auto complete, or show a list of matching applications.
You don't need the whole path when using Alt+F2 (or the terminal or desktop/panel shortcuts). Just typing `skype` will suffice.
Oops, overlooked that! Thanks for the heads-up. But there was a time that I had to give the entire path. Dont remember the applicaton now.
You can discover where a package puts its 'stuff' by running:
dpkg -L 'packagename'
There's still a set of 'standard' locations that programs are put into. For example, binaries (in windows parlance 'executables') are put in /usr/bin, and documentation is put in /usr/share/doc in a Ubuntu system.
This is a pretty simplistic answer. For more details about how linux/unix directories are typically structured, see this:
There are some very good answers to a similar question to yours over at
But the general idea is that the /bin and /usr/bin are where the start up application files (executables or scripts) are stored. The direct equivalent of "Program Files" though is probably /usr/share this is the directory that contains the various support files for most applications
For a good overview of the Ubuntu file structure check out the link below.