Subject: Re: replacement for which(1)
To: Simon J. Gerraty <email@example.com>
From: John Nemeth <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 04/01/2004 19:25:40
On Aug 22, 1:52pm, "Simon J. Gerraty" wrote:
} On Thu, 1 Apr 2004 18:34:09 -0800, John Nemeth writes:
} ># uname -a
} >HP-UX hp B.10.20 U 9000/800 2006371227 unlimited-user license
} ># sh
} ># type telnet
} >telnet is /usr/bin/telnet
} Cool - I assume that "sh" was /bin/sh ? ;-)
Yep. Actually /bin is symlinked to /usr/bin, so it is really
} Even so, I'm not sure I'd use type in a script - since it needs enough
} post processing (esp to weed out alias related output) that it gains little
} at best.
I have to wonder if that sh even has aliases. Of course, your
point still stands for the general case.
}-- End of excerpt from "Simon J. Gerraty"