|The linux command
whereis has no recursive invocation. From the man page:
Quote:whereis locates the binary, source and manual files for the specified command names. The supplied names are first
stripped of leading pathname components. Prefixes of s. resulting from use of source code control are also dealt with.
whereis then attempts to locate the desired program in the standard Linux places, and in the places specified by $PATH
Maybe you're thinking more of
find, which searches given directories for a file matching a pattern? e.g.
find $HOME -name 'mumble*.cpp'. Or maybe
locate which will find files anywhere on the system that you have access to (i.e. the results for user1 may be different from user2, and both may be different from root)
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