I can't find the QGIS installation path in ubuntu 12.10

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A quick way to check is to type which qgis - it will give you the path as was stated above: /usr/bin/qgis


QGIS gets installed to /usr. It is lauched by a shell script, /usr/bin/qgis.


The location is /usr/lib/qgis. In there you have the 'plugins' directory, if you need to add a plugin manually.

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