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ubuntu understanding install directory

  Date: Dec 02    Category: Unix / Linux / Ubuntu    Views: 394

Although I have been using ubuntu for about two months, I never really
understood how things are installed in ubuntu. But, I just formatted my hard
drive and reinstalled everything with ubuntu 10.04. This time, I want to
understand everything how ubuntu works, so, I can have a better control of my

In windows, most file for any specific software are contained in a specific
folder (.exe, .dll files etc). But, this is not the case in ubuntu.

Instead, I have noticed the following:
- commands for the shell
device files - hardware
binaries that the system use ............and so on.

Moreover, there is a bin folder in other sub-folders. why is that?

For example, if I run flashplayer.deb file through terminal and install
flashplayer plugin, where will the installation file go?

Apologies, if I have make this question over complicated. Thank you for your
considerations and hope to hear from you soon.



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Answer #1    Answered On: Dec 02    
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