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I recently install MediaWiki on Ubuntu 10.04 using all the default settings. I'm looking to install an extension. Where is the extensions directory located by default?

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You can use locate (or find) to find files or folders, like this:

locate -i mediawiki | grep -i extensions | less

  • The -i's mean "ignore case"
  • The | (vertical bar) sends the output from one command to the next command as input.
  • grep is a search tool
  • less is like the old DOS "more" command on steroids (it allows page up/down and searching)
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I feel pain... find mediawiki -iname extensions. –  Hello71 Jul 20 '11 at 19:50
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I found my installation folder at /var/lib/mediawiki/extension. I am using Ubuntu 11.04 server.

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this only works if you install mediawiki by using "sudo apt-get install" method. If you download tar ball or using svn method (not using ubuntu repository installation), the installation directory will be different and it will probably be at /var/www/mediawiki directory –  Xianlin Apr 3 '12 at 9:18
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The extensions directory is located under the mediawiki directory which is located under /var/www by default.

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