There are two commands that may help you to find where executable binary is located regardless it’s Unix or Linux system. They are whereis and type. First locates source/binary and manuals sections for specified files and second tells what exactly shell executes when you type a certain command.

The next picture shows examples of these commands work.

Find out where Unix/Linux executable binary is located

 

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  1. May 19, 2008  1:55 am by Said Reply

    Hey, thanks..

    the "type" command works wonders.

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