Finding unix commands...

Posted on 2004-10-25
Last Modified: 2013-12-06

Is there a one-liner to find a specific unix command on a drive assuming its directory is included in the PATH variable?  I don't want to "find" the command, I was hoping there is either a way to just ask the OS where the command is stored...

Example: "where is the 'ls' command?", my requested result would say "/usr/bin/ls"...

-- Bubba
Question by:bganoush
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    Accepted Solution

    `which ls`

    Author Comment


    Can't you at least make it seem harder so I don't look like a complete novice?  :-)

    -- Bubba
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    Expert Comment

    hehe - I'd already posted that in your deleted "cron" question, so I didn't have to do too much work ;-)


    Author Comment


    OOPS!!  Sorry, I should have upped the points then... You lost out on 450 points...

    -- Bubba

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