.\" Manpage Copyright (c) 1995, Jordan Hubbard <jkh@FreeBSD.org> .\" .\" Redistribution and use in source and binary forms, with or without .\" modification, are permitted provided that the following conditions .\" are met: .\" 1. Redistributions of source code must retain the above copyright .\" notice, this list of conditions and the following disclaimer. .\" 2. Redistributions in binary form must reproduce the above copyright .\" notice, this list of conditions and the following disclaimer in the .\" documentation and/or other materials provided with the distribution. .\" 3. All advertising materials mentioning features or use of this software .\" must display the following acknowledgement: .\" This product includes software developed by the FreeBSD Project .\" its contributors. .\" 4. Neither the name of the FreeBSD Project nor the names of its contributors .\" may be used to endorse or promote products derived from this software .\" without specific prior written permission. .\" .\" THIS SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED BY THE CONTRIBUTOR ``AS IS'' AND ANY EXPRESS OR .\" IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES .\" OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE ARE DISCLAIMED. .\" IN NO EVENT SHALL THE CONTRIBUTOR BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, .\" INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES (INCLUDING, BUT .\" NOT LIMITED TO, PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS OR SERVICES; LOSS OF USE, .\" DATA, OR PROFITS; OR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION) HOWEVER CAUSED AND ON ANY .\" THEORY OF LIABILITY, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, STRICT LIABILITY, OR TORT .\" (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE OR OTHERWISE) ARISING IN ANY WAY OUT OF THE USE .\" OF THIS SOFTWARE, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGE. .\" .\" $FreeBSD: src/usr.bin/which/which.1,v 1.25 2005/02/10 16:04:22 ru Exp $ .\" .Dd June 21, 2002 .Dt WHICH 1 .Os .Sh NAME .Nm which .Nd "locate a program file in the user's path" .Sh SYNOPSIS .Nm .Op Fl as .Ar program ... .Sh DESCRIPTION The .Nm utility takes a list of command names and searches the path for each executable file that would be run had these commands actually been invoked. .Pp The following options are available: .Bl -tag -width indent .It Fl a List all instances of executables found (instead of just the first one of each). .It Fl s No output, just return 0 if any of the executables are found, or 1 if none are found. .El .Pp Some shells may provide a builtin .Nm command which is similar or identical to this utility. Consult the .Xr builtin 1 manual page. .Sh SEE ALSO .Xr builtin 1 , .Xr csh 1 , .Xr find 1 , .Xr locate 1 , .Xr whereis 1 .Sh HISTORY The .Nm command first appeared in .Fx 2.1 . .Sh AUTHORS .An -nosplit The .Nm utility was originally written in Perl and was contributed by .An Wolfram Schneider Aq wosch@FreeBSD.org . The current version of .Nm was rewritten in C by .An Daniel Papasian Aq firstname.lastname@example.org .