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Shell option to display full path of commands as they are executed

strace -f (with options to hone in on just the exec calls) is the best common option, since shell options are meaningless once the spawns are from inside non-shell subprocesses. No normal setting on ...
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Are there alternatives to alias I'm not aware of?

As noted in the comments, use type buf to ask the shell what it thinks buf is. In this case, I'd expect you'll find that it is indeed a function as also suggested in the comments - in particular, this ...
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