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WHEREIS(1)                  General Commands Manual                 WHEREIS(1)

NAME
     whereis -- locate programs

SYNOPSIS
     whereis [-p] program [program ...]

DESCRIPTION
     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.

EXIT STATUS
     The whereis utility exits 0 on success, 1 on general error, 2 if only
     some programs were located and 3 if none were.

SEE ALSO
     whatis(1), which(1), sysctl(8)

COMPATIBILITY
     The historic flags and arguments for the whereis utility are no longer
     available in this version.

HISTORY
     The whereis command appeared in 3.0BSD.

NetBSD 7.1.2                     April 3, 2003                    NetBSD 7.1.2