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NAME


type - write a description of command type

SYNOPSIS


type name...


DESCRIPTION


The type utility indicates how each name operand would be interpreted if
used as a command. type displays information about each operand
identifying the operand as a shell built-in, function, alias, hashed
command, or keyword, and where applicable, may display the operand's path
name.


There is also a shell built-in version of type that is similar to the
type utility.

OPERANDS


The following operand is supported:

name
A name to be interpreted.


ENVIRONMENT VARIABLES


See environ(7) for descriptions of the following environment variables
that affect the execution of type: LANG, LC_ALL, LC_CTYPE, LC_MESSAGES,
and NLSPATH.

PATH
Determine the location of name.


EXIT STATUS


The following exit values are returned:

0
Successful completion.


>0
An error occurred.


ATTRIBUTES


See attributes(7) for descriptions of the following attributes:


+--------------------+-----------------+
| ATTRIBUTE TYPE | ATTRIBUTE VALUE |
+--------------------+-----------------+
|Interface Stability | Standard |
+--------------------+-----------------+

SEE ALSO


typeset(1), attributes(7), environ(7), standards(7)


February 1, 1995 TYPE(1)