pwhich (1) - Linux Man Pages
pwhich: Perl-only `which'
pwhich - Perl-only `which'
$ pwhich perl $ pwhich -a perl # print all matches $ pwhich perl perldoc ... # look for multiple programs $ pwhich -a perl perldoc ...
DESCRIPTION`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 portable.
$ pwhich [-a] [-v] programname [programname ...]
- 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.
- Prints version (of "File::Which") and copyright notice and exits.
SUPPORTBugs should be reported via the CPAN bug tracker at
For other issues, contact the maintainer.
AUTHORAdam Kennedy <adamk [at] cpan.org>
Per Einar Ellefsen <pereinar [at] cpan.org>
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.
COPYRIGHTCopyright 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.
SEE ALSOperl, File::Which, which(1)