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Locate the binary, source, and manual page files for a command.

  • Locate binary, source and man pages for ssh:

whereis {{ssh}}

  • Locate binary and man pages for ls:

whereis -bm {{ls}}

  • Locate source of gcc and man pages for Git:

whereis -s {{gcc}} -m {{git}}

  • Locate binaries for gcc in /usr/bin/ only:

whereis -b -B {{/usr/bin/}} -f {{gcc}}

  • Locate unusual binaries (those that have more or less than one binary on the system):

whereis -u *

  • Locate binaries that have unusual manual entries (binaries that have more or less than one manual installed):

whereis -u -m *