I need to extract the absolute directory from the type command when I pass it a program name. E.g.
cat is hashed (/bin/cat)
There is one other case (I believe):
lpr is /usr/bin/lpr
I thought of using regex, but it returns the whole line, not just the match. In addition, there is no option cited in the man page for type that returns just the command directory. I appreciate your help!
Note: this is part of my solution to a programming assignment in bash shell scripting.