Re: Bug#642416: ITP: node-which -- Like which(1) unix command for Node
On 22/09/2011 16:54, Paul Tagliamonte wrote:
> On Thu, Sep 22, 2011 at 10:38 AM, Simon McVittie <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>> On Thu, 22 Sep 2011 at 15:34:31 +0200, Jérémy Lal wrote:
>>> node-which finds the first instance of a specified executable
>>> in the PATH environment variable.
>> How does this differ from:
>> * the 'which' utility in debianutils (which is Essential: yes)
>> * the 'which' builtin in shells that have copied it from csh (including zsh)
>> * command -v, which exists on every POSIX system supporting the User
>> Portability Utilities option, and in particular is a builtin in dash
>> * command -V, a more verbose form of command -v, which exists on every POSIX
>> system supporting the User Portability Utilities option, and in particular
>> is a builtin in dash
>> and how/when is it be better or more useful than those?
> AFAICT it's not meant to be used from the CLI - I think this would be
> better as libnode-which - but it's also like 70 lines.
It will probably be named "libnode-which" but i started a discussion on
> I'm not sold on this package, either TBH, but I think it would
> actually be useful to someone, somewhere at sometime. Perhaps consider
> this for inclusion when it's needed?
npm 1.0 depends on it, otherwise i wouldn't dare packaging this.