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Show full path followed by a command

Terminal - Show full path followed by a command
perl -le 'chomp($w=`which $ARGV[0]`);$_=`file $w`;while(/link\b/){chomp($_=(split/`/,$_)[1]);chop$_;$w.=" -> $_";$_=`file $_`;}print "\n$w";' COMMAND_NAME
2010-07-30 19:26:35
User: dbbolton
Functions: perl
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Show full path followed by a command

This will show you any links that a command follows (unlike 'file -L'), as well as the ultimate binary or script.

Put the name of the command at the very end; this will be passed to perl as the first argument.

For obvious reasons, this doesn't work with aliases or functions.

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Terminal - Alternatives

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This is why I don't write Perl.

Comment by kaedenn 265 weeks and 3 days ago

@kaedenn so write an alternative in bash. I purposely made the code condensed to fit within commandlinefu's char limit. A better-formed version would look like this: http://gist.github.com/503684

Comment by dbbolton 265 weeks and 1 day ago

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