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

Property Value
Distribution Debian 8 (Jessie)
Repository Debian Main amd64
Package name whiff
Package version 0.005
Package release 1
Package architecture all
Package type deb
Installed size 59 B
Download size 9.04 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_0.005-1_all.deb 0.005 all Debian Main
whiff - - -


Name Value
libfile-which-perl -
perl -


Type URL
Binary Package whiff_0.005-1_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




2014-05-29 - gregor herrmann <gregoa@debian.org>
whiff (0.005-1) unstable; urgency=low
* Team upload.
* New upstream release.
* Strip trailing slash from metacpan URLs.
* Declare compliance with Debian Policy 3.9.5.
2013-08-26 - Florian Schlichting <fsfs@debian.org>
whiff (0.003-1) unstable; urgency=low
[ Damyan Ivanov ]
* New Upstream Version 0.002
* move VCS-* from apps/ to packages/
[ gregor herrmann ]
* debian/control: update {versioned,alternative} (build) dependencies.
* debian/watch: update to ignore development releases.
[ Salvatore Bonaccorso ]
* Change Vcs-Git to canonical URI (git://anonscm.debian.org)
* Change search.cpan.org based URIs to metacpan.org based URIs
[ Florian Schlichting ]
* Import Upstream version 0.003
* Remove copyright paragraph for Module::Install, which was dropped
* Add build-dependency on Test::More 0.96
* Bump Standards-Version to 3.9.4 (update to copyright-format 1.0, directly
link GPL-1)
* Bump dh compatibility to level 8 (no changes necessary)
* Switch to source format 3.0 (quilt)
* Switch to short-form debian/rules
* Update Vcs-* fields to their canonical value
* Add myself to uploaders and copyright
2009-01-12 - Brian Cassidy <brian.cassidy@gmail.com>
whiff (0.001-1) unstable; urgency=low
* Initial Release. (Closes: #511225)

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