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root@serv:~# 

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By: danam
2009-09-14 09:37:23

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nice! I searched the bash manpage for a while and didn't catch this one. Maybe I should have scrolled. :-) Apparently you can't do this in zsh as the whence builtin will not report a path for something not executable.
bwoodacre · 474 weeks and 4 days ago

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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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