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Which binary would be run when we have multiple installations?

I wanted to set gsettings as /usr/bin/gsettings so I created an alias. But I am not sure if that works:

$ type gsettings
gsettings is aliased to `/usr/bin/gsettings'
gsettings is /home/linuxbrew/.linuxbrew/bin/gsettings
gsettings is /usr/bin/gsettings

$ which gsettings

Also another example:

$ type pandoc
pandoc is aliased to `/usr/bin/pandoc'
pandoc is /home/linuxbrew/.linuxbrew/bin/pandoc
pandoc is /usr/bin/pandoc
pandoc is /home/nikhil/.cabal/bin/pandoc

$ which pandoc


  1. Can someone please clarify which binary for pandoc and gsettings would get executed when I type pandoc and gsettings on bash?

  2. Does the order of output of type command has some significance?


$ type type
type is a function
type () 
    builtin type -a "$@"
type is a shell builtin

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