A good utility for finding all executables in a given path.

Posted: March 30, 2015. At: 10:56 PM. This was 3 years ago. Post ID: 8123

Finding all executables in a given path is easy if you use the lsx utility. Firstly install the required packages.

[email protected]:~$ sudo apt-get install suckless-tools
[sudo] password for jason: 
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
Suggested packages:
  dwm stterm surf
The following NEW packages will be installed:
0 to upgrade, 1 to newly install, 0 to remove and 0 not to upgrade.
Need to get 49.9 kB of archives.
After this operation, 272 kB of additional disk space will be used.
Get:1 http://de.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ vivid/universe suckless-tools amd64 40-1 [49.9 kB]
Fetched 49.9 kB in 2s (24.5 kB/s)         
Selecting previously unselected package suckless-tools.
(Reading database ... 386755 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to unpack .../suckless-tools_40-1_amd64.deb ...
Unpacking suckless-tools (40-1) ...
Processing triggers for man-db ( ...
Setting up suckless-tools (40-1) ...

Then, once this is installed, you may then use this utility to find all executables in a directory.

jason@eyjafjallajkull:/usr/bin$ lsx /usr/local/bin

This is a very useful command for finding executable files easily on your Linux filesystem.

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