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PWHICH(1) User Contributed Perl Documentation PWHICH(1)
pwhich - Perl-only `which'
$ pwhich perl
$ pwhich -a perl # print all matches
$ pwhich perl perldoc ... # look for multiple programs
$ pwhich -a perl perldoc ...
`pwhich' is a command-line utility program for finding paths to other programs based on
the user's "PATH". It is similar to the usualy Unix tool `which', and tries to emulate its
functionality, but is written purely in Perl (uses the module "File::Which"), so is
$ pwhich [-a] [-v] programname [programname ...]
-a The option -a will make "pwhich" print all matches found in the "PATH" variable
instead of just the first one. Each match is printed on a separate line.
-v Prints version (of "File::Which") and copyright notice and exits.
Bugs should be reported via the CPAN bug tracker at
For other issues, contact the maintainer.
Adam Kennedy <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Per Einar Ellefsen <email@example.com>
Originated in modperl-2.0/lib/Apache/Build.pm. Changed for use in DocSet (for the mod_perl
site) and Win32-awareness by me, with slight modifications by Stas Bekman, then extracted
to create "File::Which".
Version 0.04 had some significant platform-related changes, taken from the Perl Power
Tools `which' implementation by Abigail with enhancements from Peter Prymmer. See
<http://www.perl.com/language/ppt/src/which/index.html> for more information.
Copyright 2002 Per Einar Ellefsen.
Some parts copyright 2009 Adam Kennedy.
This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same
terms as Perl itself.
perl, File::Which, which(1)
perl v5.16.3 2009-09-26 PWHICH(1)
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