whiff - helper to find the first executable of a series of alternatives

Property Value
Distribution Debian 7 (Wheezy)
Repository Debian Main amd64
Package name whiff
Package version 0.001
Package release 1
Package architecture all
Package type deb
Installed size 76 B
Download size 8.34 KB
Official Mirror ftp.br.debian.org
whiff command, which takes a number of command names and returns the first one
that exists and is executable.
It assumes that all the arguments form a best-first list of
alternatives, and only prints the path to the first alternative found in
the path. If none is found, it prints an error (to stderr) and exits
with an error code.
A programmer interface is available in the App::Whiff module.


Package Version Architecture Repository
whiff_0.001-1_all.deb 0.001 all Debian Main
whiff - - -


Name Value
libfile-which-perl -
perl >= 5.6.0-16


Type URL
Binary Package whiff_0.001-1_all.deb
Source Package whiff

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install whiff deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install whiff



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