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I have some program in many places (it is the java command).. I am starting this command from CMD. the problem is, I need to know exactly the path of the java command being run..

(If you know unix, I need a command such as which ).

Thanks.

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Does Which for Windows help?

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great thanks!!! –  Muhammad Hewedy Oct 29 '10 at 12:53

There is no need to install WHICH, as Windows has a native command that does the same things, called WHERE.

It is a native command on Vista onwards, but can be added from the Windows Server 2003 Resource Kit on earlier versions of Windows.

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There is not an exact equivalent of "Unix's which" in Windows, but that does not mean there is no solution ;) Check out the following link:

Which for Windows

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Because time ago I could not found an adequate alternative of "which" command for windows, I implemented a simple replacement in python featuring also partial matches of command names:

https://gist.github.com/667891

Hope you find it useful :)

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