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You can search the $PATH yourself to find a command: COMMAND=vim # This is the command to search for (IFS=:; for dir in $PATH; do [ -x $dir/$COMMAND ] && echo $dir/$COMMAND; done) (this should work in ash and many other Bourne shell derivatives)


whereis Not quite the same, but should give you the binary's location like 'which' does.


This should be a standard solution: type type -t type -p

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