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A better whereis/which
Posted by atrixnet on Wed 24 Sep 2008 at 16:29
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sudo find $(echo $PATH|sed 's/:/ /g') -iname '*YOUR SEARCH STRING HERE*'

You can increase the effectiveness of this search by first adding other directories to your $PATH if you want to find apps/scripts in other locations outside of what's already in your $PATH ... this is especially of note on RHEL systems and the like that exclude important paths like /sbin from your $PATH (yes, even root too) by default. Stupid Red Hat.