Posted By: namin
As I sometimes have path problems, where one of my own cmd scripts is hidden (shadowed) by another program (earlier on the path), I would like to be able to find the full path to a program on the Windows command line, given just its name.
Is there an equivalent to the UNIX command ‘which’?
which command prints the full path of the given command to easily find and repair these shadowing problems.
Windows Server 2003 and later (i.e. anything after Windows XP 32 bit) provide the
where.exe program which does some of what
which does, though it matches all types of files, not just executable commands. (It does not match built-in shell commands like
cd.) It will even accept wildcards, so
where nt* finds all files in your
%PATH% and current directory whose names start with
where /? for help.
Note that Windows PowerShell defines
where as an alias for the
Where-Object cmdlet, so if you want
where.exe, you need to type the full name instead of omitting the