WHEREIS(1) BSD General Commands Manual WHEREIS(1)NAME
whereis — locate programs
whereis [program ...]
The whereis utility checks the standard binary directories for the speci‐
fied programs, printing out the paths of any it finds.
The path searched is the string returned by the sysctl(8) utility for the
The historic flags and arguments for the whereis utility are no longer
available in this version.
The whereis command appeared in 3.0BSD.
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