“type” and “which” programs coming up empty for programs on the path


Here is an example of a program that is in the path, find-able by tab / command-completion and accessible but not found by which:


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However running which kafka or type kafka comes up empty handed

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Why would these programs not be working properly?

Best Answer

As you can see in your first screenshot, there is no application called and ‘kafka-‘. Therefore, it cannot look up its path.

Try, for example, ‘which kafka-configs’ and it will show you the path.