Search a file with whereis and find — The Cheat Sheet Linux

Welcome to the Cheat Sheet Linux. Today, let’s see how to search the file with whereis and find.


whereis <OPTIONS> <FILENAME> displays the command name, the path in PATH, and associated documentation page. whereis displays more information than which.

The arguments are :

  • -b: searches only executables,
  • -m: searches only man pages,
  • -s: search only source files,



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Bruno Delb

Bruno Delb

Blockchains, DevOps, Agile Coaching, development, testing, Cloud, Management 3.0, ITIL. It defines me.