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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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