# 'which', 'where' - intuitive command names...?

Hello,
Today I somewhere else on this forum suggested to use `which` or `where`. Then I thought about the difference - if any (ie. `less` and `more`) - and searched around…

oh boy, what a rabbit-hole! -and that’s only one of them.

The command names `which` and `where` and their function is easier to remember for a beginner or even a layman than `type` or `command -v`, IMHO

So here’s my question:
Is it okay to suggest those commands (with possible caveats) on this forum instead of more “correct” commands with difficult to remember or less logical names - in general and in this case?

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Thanks for the link! I was previously unaware that use of `which` can be contentious.

Honestly, over the years, I’ve never seen anyone complain about use of `which` elsewhere, so I should assume that it’s OK here.

Another useful tool:

– see for example https://old.reddit.com/r/freebsd/comments/lhhzae/-/gnclf5e/

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