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Re: [opensuse] which which?
On 08/30/2016 03:30 AM, Michael Fischer wrote:

Once upon a time, SuSE had a which(1) which was actually type(1) with " -a".

Recently noticed that which(1) is now actually /usr/bin/which.

Just curious, but what was the reason for the back and forth?

I'd guess that it's because which(1) is usable without a shell:

$ type type
type is a shell builtin

$ env type
env: ‘type’: No such file or directory

Have a nice day,
Berny
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