whereis command

You can use “type” or “whereis” command to find out which command shell executes and to print binary (command) file location for specified command. whereis command example Display ls command location along with man page path: whereis ls Output: ls: /bin/ls /usr/share/man/man1p/ls.1p.gz /usr/share/man/man1/ls.1.gz type command example Find out which command the shell executes: type -a […]


This article was organically contributed by monk. When you are logged in to a Linux server and you type a command. It is the responsibility of the shell to interpret your command. Here I will explain how BASH shell finds out which program to run. The method used by SHELL is straightforward but often creates […]


As a Linux system administrator, you will need to find files in directories all over the file system. Especially those coming from a Windows background, often lost themselves while navigating file system. Linux and other UNIX (BSD) OS offers an excellent collection of utilities, which can be use to finding the files and executables, remember […]