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Is there any standard way to locate installation directories of applications, installed with aptitude on Ubuntu?

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whereis binary for example:

whereis bash

would produce something similar to:

root@hostname:~# whereis apache2
apache2: /usr/sbin/apache2 /etc/apache2 /usr/lib/apache2 /usr/lib64/apache2 /usr/share/apache2 /usr/share/man/man8/apache2.8.gz

Alternatively as root you could run something similar to this:

updatedb && locate apache
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Can you clarify what you're asking for?

dpkg -L PACKAGENAME will show every file in PACKAGENAME

whereis APPLICATION will show you the full path of APPLICATION

dpkg -S /usr/full/path/to/file will show which package a file belongs to.

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which will show you the full filename of a programme.

eg:

$ which vim
/usr/bin/vim
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