Windows: Which Equivalent – CMD & PowerShell

The which command in Linux is used to identify the location of executables.

The where command is a Windows which equivalent in a command-line prompt (CMD).

In a Windows PowerShell the alternative for the which command is the Get-Command utility.

In this note i will show how to find paths of executable commands in Windows.

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Find Executables – Windows ‘which’ Equivalent

Find the location of an executable command using Windows command-line prompt (CMD):

C:\> where command_name

Find the path of an executable command using Windows PoweShell:

PS C:\> Get-Command command_name