Useful “which” command

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I ran across this gem just the other day and I have been working with Linux for years now.  I know I will get a lot of use out of this command.  If you would like to know the full executable path for a program in Linux, if you issue the following command in a terminal window, it returns the full path of the program executable.

which [program name]

So for example, if you are looking for the location of the guake terminal executable, the following screenshot shows the results from a Ubuntu platform.

This is definitely going to come in handy with startup programs.  See the post on Gnome 3 startup applications for information on getting to the startup programs on the Gnome 3 desktop.

Last Updated On October 24, 2017