Determining the Path of a Terminal Application19 Mar 2016
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…
- in the folder you are currently in
- in one of the common binary folders like
- in a random folder which an application or an user added to the
Regardless where the wanted applications lies, you do not have to check every folder of your
which [application] or
type -p [application].
The result is the desired path.