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type(1)								      type(1)



NAME

  type - Writes	a description of command type

SYNOPSIS

  type name...

STANDARDS

  Interfaces documented	on this	reference page conform to industry standards
  as follows:

  type:	 XCU5.0

  Refer	to the standards(5) reference page for more information	about indus-
  try standards	and associated tags.

OPTIONS

  None

OPERANDS

  name
      A	name to	be interpreted

DESCRIPTION

  The type utility indicates how each argument would be	interpreted if used
  as a command name.

  The standard output of type contains information about each parameter. The
  information provided identifies the operand as a shell built-in, a func-
  tion,	an alias or keyword, and where applicable, displays the	command's
  pathname.

RESTRICTIONS

  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 exe-
  cution environment, such as one of the following it might not	produce	accu-
  rate results.

       nohup type writer
       find . -type f |	xargs type







EXIT STATUS

  The following	exit values are	returned:

  0   Successful completion.

  >>0  An error occurred.

ENVIRONMENT VARIABLES

  The following	environment variables affect the execution of type:

  LANG
      Provides a default value for the internationalization variables that
      are unset	or null. If LANG 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.

  LC_ALL
      If set to	a non-empty string value, overrides the	values of all the
      other internationalization variables.

  LC_CTYPE
      Determines the locale for	the interpretation of sequences	of bytes of
      text data	as characters (for example, single-byte	as opposed to multi-
      byte characters in arguments).

  LC_MESSAGES
      Determines the locale that should	be used	to affect the format and con-
      tents of diagnostic messages written to standard error.

  NLSPATH
      Determines the location of message catalogues for	the processing of
      LC_MESSAGES.

  PATH
      Determines the location of name.

SEE ALSO

  Commands:  command(1), hash(1)

  Standards:  standards(5)