type - Writes a description of command type
Interfaces documented on this reference page conform to industry standards as follows:
type: XPG4, XPG4-UNIX
Refer to the
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about industry standards and associated tags.
A name to be interpreted
The type utility indicates how each argument would be interpreted if used as a command name.
The standard output of
about each parameter. The information provided identifies the operand as a
shell built-in, a function, an alias or keyword, and where applicable, displays
the command's pathname.
For proper execution, type must be aware of the contents of the current shell execution environment (such as the lists of commands, functions and built-ins processed by hash). If type is called in a separate utility execution environment, such as one of the following it might not produce accurate results.
nohup type writer find . -type f | xargs type
The following exit values are returned:
An error occurred.
The following environment variables affect the execution of
Provides a default value for the internationalization variables
that are unset or null. If
is unset or null, the corresponding value from the default locale is used.
If any of the internationalization variables contains an invalid setting,
the utility behaves as if none of the variables had been defined.
If set to a non-empty string value, overrides the values of
all the other internationalization variables.
Determines the locale for the interpretation of sequences
of bytes of text data as characters (for example, single-byte as opposed to
multibyte characters in arguments).
Determines the locale that should be used to affect the format
and contents of diagnostic messages written to standard error.
Determines the location of message catalogues for the processing
Determines the location of
Commands: command(1), hash(1)