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May 19, 2015 - A Look At The New Commandlinefu
I've put together a short writeup on what kind of newness you can expect from the next iteration of clfu. Check it out here.
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List path of binaries

Terminal - List path of binaries
echo $PATH|awk -F: ' { for (i=1; i <= NF; i++) print $i }'
2009-08-12 07:56:56
User: nitins
Functions: awk echo
List path of binaries


There are 6 alternatives - vote for the best!

Terminal - Alternatives
not necessarily better, but many...!
2009-08-12 11:03:26
Tags: bash awk

( IFS=:; for i in $PATH; do echo $i; done; )

echo $PATH|sed -e 's/:/\n/g' # but the tr one is even better of course

echo $PATH|xargs -d: -i echo {} # but this comes up with an extra blank line; can't figure out why and don't have the time :(

echo $PATH|cut -d: --output-delimiter='

' -f1-99 # note -- you have to hit ENTER after the first QUOTE, then type the second one. Sneaky, huh?

echo $PATH | perl -l -0x3a -pe 1 # same darn extra new line; again no time to investigate

echo $PATH|perl -pe 's/:/\n/g' # too obvious; clearly I'm running out of ideas :-)

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What others think

'tr' is more right command

echo $PATH | tr ':' '\n'

Comment by markoval 376 weeks and 2 days ago

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