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How can I find where a program is running from? I tried using which gclone but it didn't show anything. For example, I want the command to return the location of the script or command.

  • The command is correct, the name of the program probably not. What software is that? – user589808 Jan 21 '17 at 3:07
  • If script or command resides in any folders that are listed in PATH variable ( do echo $PATH ) , then it will show up in output of which command. Otherwise, it won't and you have to find other ways. Also, shell built-in commands don't show up – Sergiy Kolodyazhnyy Jan 21 '17 at 5:27
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whereis gclone

or run gclone and do:

find . -perm /u+x -type f

to find it. the second command will find all the executables.

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I assume "gclone" is a script that you made ? The "which" command only shows programs or scripts that are in the PATH. You could copy your script in /usr/local/bin/ and then try again (Note that /usr/local/bin/ can be read by all users on that computer). Can you try that ?

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