In Unix, type is a command that describes how its arguments would be interpreted if used as command names.
Where applicable, type will display the command name's path. Possible command types are:
The command returns a non-zero exit status if command names cannot be found.
$ type test test is a shell builtin $ type cp cp is /bin/cp $ type unknown -bash: type: unknown: not found $ type type type is a shell builtin $ type -a gzip gzip is /opt/local/bin/gzip gzip is /usr/bin/gzip
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