|Operating system||Unix and Unix-like|
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 unknown not found $ type type type is a shell builtin
type command was a shell builtin for Bourne shell that was introduced in AT&T's System V Release 2 (SVR2) in 1984, and continues to be included in many other POSIX-compatible shells such as Bash. However,
type is not part of the POSIX standard. With a POSIX shell, similar behavior is retrieved with
command -V name
- "traditional Bourne shell family / history and development". www.in-ulm.de. Retrieved 2018-10-07.
Siever, Ellen (2005). Linux in a Nutshell. Nutshell handbooks. O'Reilly Media, Inc. p. 695. ISBN 9780596009304. Retrieved 2016-07-05.
whence [...] Korn shell only. Show whether each command is a Unix command, a built-in command, a defined shell function, or an alias.
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