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Does powershell have an equivalent to the which command found in most (if not all) unix shells?

There are a number of times I'd like to know the location of something I'm running from the command line. In unix I just do which <command> and it tells me. I can't find an equivalent in Powershell.

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This was asked and answered on Stack Overflow: Equivalent of *Nix ‘which’ command in Powershell?

The very first alias I made once I started customizing my profile in powershell was 'which'.

New-Alias which get-command

To add this to your profile, type this:

"`nNew-Alias which get-command" | add-content $profile The `n is to ensure it will start as a new line.
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Exactly what I was looking for. thanks! –  Herms Sep 2 '09 at 19:17
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function which([string]$cmd) {gcm -ErrorAction "SilentlyContinue" $cmd | ft Definition}
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Also answered in 2008: Is there an equivalent of 'which' on windows?

Try the where command if you've installed a Resource Kit: http://ss64.com/nt/where.html

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