Whereis ImageMagick

I’m running ImageMagick with Fedora Core 5 and wanting to locate ImageMagick I used whereis. This does not in fact give you the location of ImageMagick as you would think.

whereis ImageMagick


ImageMagick: /some/path/to/ImageMagick.1.gz

What you’re wanting to do in most situations is to actually locate the command you’re using. So, since you’re using ImageMagick’s command ‘convert’ you’d actually search for that:

whereis convert

This will give you the path from which you’ll be running the ImageMagick command. So, for example:


So, whereis, is the right way to go about locating ImageMagick, but if you’re looking the path to the ImageMagick commmand you’ll be using, than that, is what you’ll need to search for.

Post written by Ed Reckers

Founder and lead web development consultant at Red Bridge Internet : San Francisco WordPress Developers and Consultants.

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