type(1) User Commands type(1)
type - write a description of command type
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
There is also a shell built-in version of type that is similar to the
The following operand is supported:
name A name to be interpreted.
See environ(5) for descriptions of the following environment variables
that affect the execution of type: LANG, LC_ALL, LC_CTYPE, LC_MESSAGES,
PATH Determine the location of name.
The following exit values are returned:
0 Successful completion.
>>0 An error occurred.
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
typeset(1), attributes(5), environ(5), standards(5)
SunOS 5.10 1 Feb 1995 type(1)