Determining the Path of a Terminal Application

Are you a terminal user? In case you are, you launch your application mostly by one word.

But where do these executable binary files actually lie on your file system? There are many posibilities. Usually the application could be lying…

Regardless where the wanted applications lies, you do not have to check every folder of your $PATH. Just use which [application] or type -p [application]. The result is the desired path.