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WHEREIS(1) BSD General Commands Manual WHEREIS(1)
whereis -- locate programs
whereis [-p] program [program ...]
The whereis utility checks the standard binary directories for the specified programs,
printing out the paths of any it finds.
The default path searched is the string returned by the sysctl(8) utility for the
``user.cs_path'' string. If the [-p] option is specified, then the value of the environment
variable PATH is used instead.
The whereis utility exits 0 on success, 1 on general error, 2 if only some programs were
located and 3 if none were.
whatis(1), which(1), sysctl(8)
The historic flags and arguments for the whereis utility are no longer available in this
The whereis command appeared in 3.0BSD.
BSD April 3, 2003 BSD
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