How to find command location in Linux and Unix
This is a small how to on finding your command location. Some times its required to find command location to use it as path is not set properly to /bin or /sbin or some other folder. And some times we install packages through scripts where the commands will be installed in a defined path other than /usr/bin or /usr/sbin etc.
command to check where the particular command is installed?
[email protected]:/home/surendra# which ls
How about getting with other command along with manual pages?
[email protected]:/home/surendra# whereis ls
ls: /bin/ls /usr/share/man/man1/ls.1.gz
some times we don’t know where the command is located but still we want to use it, at these times you can use which command to give entire path
the above two are very much handy when writing shell scripts when you are not aware/sure where the command located. Please share your thoughts on how you avoid this situation.
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Mr Surendra Anne is from Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh, India. He is a Linux/Open source supporter who believes in Hard work, A down to earth person, Likes to share knowledge with others, Loves dogs, Likes photography. He works as Devops Engineer with Taggle systems, an IOT automatic water metering company, Sydney . You can contact him at surendra (@) linuxnix dot com.