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Simple program to print the full name of all occurrences of the given filename in your PATH. Kind of like the Unix "which" utility, but works for DLLs and other files as well.

Usage: findinpath.py filename

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"""Prints full name of all occurrences of given filename in your PATH.

Usage: findinpath.py filename"""

import os
import sys

def main():
    if len(sys.argv) < 2:
        print __doc__
        return 2
    filename = sys.argv[1]

    status = 1
    sep = ';' if sys.platform == 'win32' else ':'

    for path in os.environ['PATH'].split(sep):
        fullname = os.path.join(path, filename)
        if os.path.exists(fullname):
            print fullname
            status = 0

    return status

if __name__ == '__main__':
    sys.exit(main())

1 comment

Michal Niklas 12 years, 5 months ago  # | flag

It is similar to my recipe: http://code.activestate.com/recipes/576522/ (my is Windows specific and for .dll tries to load it)