Ubuntu Gnome: No such file or directory [remove steam]

Ask Ubuntu Asked by Gana Dube on December 1, 2020

The intention was to remove steam

  1. 1st: sudo apt-get remove steam [if steam was installed via terminal]
  2. 2nd: rm -rf ~/.local/share/Steam && rm -rf ~/.steam [remove steam

But I installed steam via Lutris once and Ubuntu Software and uninstalled it via Lutris and Ubuntu Software
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However after searching for any steam files in the terminal, I found the following [many files] but I have pointed out to one file for this investigation and analysis.

  1. mlocate steam

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There are endless steam packages and files, including this steam.desktop file

However If you try to navigate to it, you get the following:

cd /usr/share/applications

/usr/share/applications$ ls

I cannot find the steam.desktop file??
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I also tried to open a different file and you get the following.

xdg-open /usr/share/icons/hicolor/16x16/apps/steam.png

No such file or directory

Can someone please provide clarity as to why these files are visible but cannot be navigated to or opened.

One Answer

mlocate is a tool that reads its findings from one or more databases created or refreshed by the command:

sudo updatedb

Update the database and try again.

Or use find:

sudo find / -iname steam

But this can take a while, when your drive(s) are bigger.

Answered by nobody on December 1, 2020

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