# Get full path of script in PATH environment variable

I was wondering if there is a built-in command in Bash (or even something OSX-specific) that would display the fully resolved path of a script that is in the current PATH environment variable.

For example, my PATH currently looks like this:

>: echo $PATH | tr ":" "\n" /usr/bin /bin /usr/sbin /sbin /usr/local/bin /opt/X11/bin /Users/Josh/Dropbox/Scripts/Bash /Users/Josh/Dropbox/Tools/WinRAR/OSX  And there's a script in Dropbox called get-azurelogs.sh. That path is in my PATH variable for convenience, but if I wanted to display the complete path to that script, assuming I wasn't sure where it was, is there an simple one-liner way to display the fully resolved path instead of testing it at each of the directories above? ## 3 Answers You can use which. From the man page: The which utility takes a list of command names and searches the path for each executable file that would be run had these commands actually been invoked • Boom. I knew there had to be something. Will accept the answer as soon as the mandatory waiting period is up. Thanks! – Josh Jun 24 '14 at 19:16 • whoops, didn't see your answer initially. cheers! – njboot Jun 24 '14 at 19:18 A good alternative to which is the builtin type. The advantage being that type is also able to handle bash aliases and functions. • There's also type -P which restricts itself to executables on disk only - no aliases are shown. – Rich Homolka Jun 24 '14 at 22:40 which -a [nameofexecutable]  IE: Macbook-Pro:~ njboot$ which -a chmod
/bin/chmod
Macbook-Pro:~ njboot\$ which -a nusers
/Users/njboot/bin/nusers