python library call equivalent to `which' command

Trent Mick trentm at
Mon Jun 29 23:45:44 CEST 2009

destroooooy wrote:
> Hi,
>   I'm looking for a Python library function that provides the same
> functionality as the `which' command--namely, search the $PATH
> variable for a given string and see if it exists anywhere within. I
> currently examine the output from `which' itself, but I would like
> something more portable. I looked through the `os' and `os.path'
> modules but I didn't find anything.


Trent Mick
trentm at

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