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which: locate a command

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 WHICH(1)
 
 
 

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