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Section: GNU Portable Shell Tool (1)
Updated: shtool 2.0.8
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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 <[email protected]> in 1998 for Apache. It was later taken over into GNU shtool.  

SEE ALSO

shtool(1), which(1).


 

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NAME
SYNOPSIS
DESCRIPTION
OPTIONS
EXAMPLE
HISTORY
SEE ALSO

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