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shows the full path of shell commands

Terminal - shows the full path of shell commands
type <command>
2010-02-15 21:47:18
User: prayer
Functions: type
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shows the full path of shell commands

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Terminal - Alternatives
which command
whereis command

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type actually tells you what is the command, and only if it's an executable in path, it will tell you so.

for example:

type type

type is a shell builtin

type ls

ls is aliased to `ls --color=always'

type ifconfig

ifconfig is /sbin/ifconfig

the which command scans the PATH variable for a command, and whereis show the full occurrence of a name, that is man files, executable etc...

Comment by ik_5 231 weeks and 1 day ago

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