freebsd, how to find out of an executable

Posted on 2011-02-17
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Last Modified: 2016-02-10
For example, need to know where executable "host"
Question by:rgbcof

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jeremycrussell earned 500 total points
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which <program name>

Will tell you the path to a program that happens to be in your search path

echo $PATH

will show you your search path.

If you need to find something use "find" or on FreeBSD, possibly "locate", however, you'll have to run locatedb if it hasn't been ran and populated the indexes yet.

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ID: 34922196
excellent.  Thank you.

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