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Linux 2.6 - man page for shtool-path (linux section 1)

SHTOOL-PATH.TMP(1)		     GNU Portable Shell Tool		       SHTOOL-PATH.TMP(1)

NAME
       shtool-path - GNU shtool command dealing with shell path variables

SYNOPSIS
       shtool path [-s|--suppress] [-r|--reverse] [-d|--dirname] [-b|--basename] [-m|--magic]
       [-p|--path path] str [str ...]

DESCRIPTION
       This command deals with shell $PATH variables. It can find a program through one or more
       filenames given by one or more str arguments.  It prints the absolute filesystem path to
       the program displayed on "stdout" plus an exit code of 0 if it was really found.

OPTIONS
       The following command line options are available.

       -s, --suppress
	   Supress output. Useful to only test whether a program exists with the help of the
	   return code.

       -r, --reverse
	   Transform a forward path to a subdirectory into a reverse path.

       -d, --dirname
	   Output the directory name of str.

       -b, --basename
	   Output the base name of str.

       -m, --magic
	   Enable advanced magic search for ""perl"" and ""cpp"".

       -p, --path path
	   Search in path. Default is to search in $PATH.

EXAMPLE
	#   shell script
	awk=`shtool path -p "${PATH}:." gawk nawk awk`
	perl=`shtool path -m perl`
	cpp=`shtool path -m cpp`
	revpath=`shtool path -r path/to/subdir`

HISTORY
       The GNU shtool path command was originally written by Ralf S.  Engelschall
       <rse@engelschall.com> in 1998 for Apache. It was later taken over into GNU shtool.

SEE ALSO
       shtool(1), which(1).

18-Jul-2008				   shtool 2.0.8 		       SHTOOL-PATH.TMP(1)


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