silvert@dalcs.UUCP (Bill Silvert) (08/15/86)
This short program is highly recommended. I almost skipped it, since I already have which, but it turns out that mine is a shell script and the C program is incredibly fast compared to it. I also made a couple of trivial mods -- pick the ones you want: distributed version skips current directory -- add code if(path == ':')... check cwd By the way, I also set mine so that it keeps running if it finds the file in the cwd, useful if you want to find the old version. -a option -- do not exit when file is found on path, list all occurences in order. One minor bug -- it exits if it doesn't find a file and will not look for subsequent arguments -- easily fixed. I haven't posted the patches, since (a) I hacked it on another system, (b) I used local functions which I am too lazy to distribute, (c) I hacked it to suit my own taste, and it is easy to make other changes. In any case, it is so much faster than the shell that I really wanted to steer people to it.