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  • Anonymous
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    I am aware that every command having a script file which process the command and the file is located somewhere in the /bin folder. Instead of searching in all the folders, is there any easy way to get the absolute path of the shell command?

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    Keymaster
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    In Linux – Use where command to get the path.

    $ where cat
      /usr/bin/cat
    

    In Solaris – Use whence command to get the path.

    $ whence cat
      /bin/cat
    
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