Returns the absolute path to a command, using which if needed

which any_path/ | sed "s|^./|$(pwd)|"
This works in multiple unixes, not only linux, for different paths. On solaris, if you do not have which, you can use: ksh whence -p anypath/ | sed "s|^./|$(pwd)|" ksh whence -p
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By: keymon
2011-09-22 10:38:56

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dirname `which`
syngin · 567 weeks and 6 days ago
On solaris: $ dirname . .
keymon · 567 weeks and 5 days ago
And if you write a relative path, AFAIK in linux it does not work: $ dirname `which ./bin/` ./bin/
keymon · 567 weeks and 5 days ago

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