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Linux commands: which

Published Sep 16 2020

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Suppose you have a command you can execute, because itโ€™s in the shell path, but you want to know where it is located.

You can do so using which. The command will return the path to the command specified:

which will only work for executables stored on disk, not aliases or built-in shell functions.

The which command works on Linux, macOS, WSL, and anywhere you have a UNIX environment



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