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WHICH(1)

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NAME    [Toc]    [Back]

     which -- locate a program file in the user's path

SYNOPSIS    [Toc]    [Back]

     which [-as] [command] ...

DESCRIPTION    [Toc]    [Back]

     The which utility takes a list of command names and searches the path for
     each executable file that would be run had these commands actually been
     invoked.

     The following options are available:

     -a      List all instances of executables found (instead of just the
	     first one of each).

     -s      No output, just return 0 if any of the executables are found, or
	     1 if none are found.

     Some shells may provide a builtin which command which is similar or identical
 to this utility.  Consult the builtin(1) manual page.

HISTORY    [Toc]    [Back]

     The which command first appeared in FreeBSD 2.1.

SEE ALSO    [Toc]    [Back]

      
      
     builtin(1), csh(1), find(1), locate(1), whereis(1)

AUTHORS    [Toc]    [Back]

     The which utility was originally written in Perl and was contributed by
     Wolfram Schneider <wosch@FreeBSD.org>.  The current version of which was
     rewritten in C by Daniel Papasian <dpapasia@andrew.cmu.edu>.


FreeBSD 5.2.1			 June 21, 2002			 FreeBSD 5.2.1
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