search for a file in PATH

which <filename>

2009-09-12 00:51:24

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Important distinction: according to the manpage (at least on my debian/ubuntu system) "which" searches for *executable* files in the PATH.
bwoodacre · 674 weeks and 1 day ago
after thinking about this some more if you want to tab-complete *any* file (executable and non-executable) in your path you could put source or sh in front (say you're looking for something that starts with 'a'): source a<TAB> but then this is only interactively. Non interactively you probably want argage's solution.
bwoodacre · 674 weeks and 1 day ago

What do you think?

Any thoughts on this command? Does it work on your machine? Can you do the same thing with only 14 characters?

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