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type(1)                          User Commands                         type(1)



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(5) 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(5) for descriptions of the following attributes:


       tab()    allbox;    cw(2.750000i)|     cw(2.750000i)     lw(2.750000i)|
       lw(2.750000i).    ATTRIBUTE   TYPEATTRIBUTE  VALUE  AvailabilitySUNWcsu
       Interface StabilityStandard


SEE ALSO
       typeset(1), attributes(5), environ(5), standards(5)



SunOS 5.10                        1 Feb 1995                           type(1)