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NAME    [Toc]    [Back]

       whereis - Locates files for programs

SYNOPSIS    [Toc]    [Back]

       whereis [-bms] [-u] [-BMS directory... -f] program...

       The  whereis command locates source, binary, and/or reference
 page files for the specified program program.

OPTIONS    [Toc]    [Back]

       The -b, -m, and -s options can be used in  combination  to
       restrict  the search.  Searches for an executable program.
       Searches for the reference page for a  program.   Searches
       for the sources of a program.

       Use  the  -B,  -M,  and  -S options to change or limit the
       places whereis searches.  Specifies the binary directories
       to  search.   Specifies  the reference page directories to
       search.  Specifies the source directories to search.

       The other options that can be used  with  whereis  are  as
       follows:  Terminates  the  last directory list and signals
       the start of program names.  Used with  other  options  to
       indicate  when there is no file for program in the default
       or specified directory or directories (source, binary,  or
       reference page).

DESCRIPTION    [Toc]    [Back]

       The  whereis program locates source, binary, and reference
       pages for the specified  programs.   When  looking  for  a
       match,  the program names are stripped of leading pathname
       components and any trailing extensions of  the  form  (for
       example,  s.   resulting  from  the use of the Source Code
       Control System see sccs(1), are also handled.

       The default directories searched by  the  whereis  command
       are  as  follows:  /etc  /etc/nls /sbin /usr/bin /usr/lbin
       /usr/lbin/spell    /usr/ccs/lib    /usr/lib     /usr/local
       /usr/hosts /usr/sbin

EXAMPLES    [Toc]    [Back]

       To  find files matching cat in the default source, binary,
       and reference directories, enter: whereis  cat  To  search
       for   reference   pages   for   app13   in  the  directory
       /usr/local/man, enter: whereis  -M  /usr/local/man  -f  -f
       appl3  To  find  the programs in /usr/bin that do not have
       reference pages in /usr/share/man/man1 with  source  files
       in  /usr/src/cmd, enter: whereis -u -M /usr/share/man/man1
               -S /usr/src/cmd -f /usr/bin/* To find which  files
       in the current directory either have no reference pages in
       the default reference directories or have more  than  one,
       enter: whereis -m -u *

FILES    [Toc]    [Back]

       Default  binary  directories.  Default binary directories.
       Default reference directories.   Default  source  directories.

SEE ALSO    [Toc]    [Back]

       Commands:  apropos(1),  find(1),  man(1),  which(1),  catman(8)

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