Tag: command line

Linux console whereis VS which

In a recent incident where I was looking for Java on the console I noticed a difference between whereis and which. This is the short version:

whereis
searches the standard Linix (Unix) locations for a specified command

which
which returns the pathnames of the files which would be executed in the current environment

I prefer which because I am more interested in if a binary can be accessed in the current environment.

Using mail from command line

Simple mail directly from command line

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