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WHICH

Section: User Commands (1)
Updated: 1 May 2009
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NAME

which - locate a command  

SYNOPSIS

which [-a] filename ...  

DESCRIPTION

which returns the pathnames of the files (or links) which would be executed in the current environment, had its arguments been given as commands in a strictly POSIX-conformant shell. It does this by searching the PATH for executable files matching the names of the arguments. It does not follow symbolic links.  

OPTIONS

-a
print all matching pathnames of each argument
 

EXIT STATUS

0
if all specified commands are found and executable
1
if one or more specified commands is nonexistent or not executable
2
if an invalid option is specified


 

Index

NAME
SYNOPSIS
DESCRIPTION
OPTIONS
EXIT STATUS

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