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type(1)								       type(1)

       type - Writes a description of command type

       type name...

       Interfaces  documented on this reference page conform to industry stan‐
       dards as follows:

       type:  XCU5.0

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


       A name to be interpreted

       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
       function, an alias or keyword, and where applicable, displays the  com‐
       mand's pathname.

       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 execution environment, such as one of the  following  it	 might
       not produce accurate results.

       nohup type writer find . -type f | xargs type

       The  following  exit  values  are  returned: Successful completion.  An
       error occurred.

       The following environment variables affect the execution of type:  Pro‐
       vides  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 vari‐
       ables contains an invalid setting, the utility behaves as  if  none  of
       the  variables  had  been defined.  If set to a non-empty string value,
       overrides the values of all the other  internationalization  variables.
       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).  Determines the locale that should be
       used to affect the format and contents of diagnostic  messages  written
       to  standard  error.  Determines the location of message catalogues for
       the processing of LC_MESSAGES.  Determines the location of name.

       Commands:  command(1), hash(1)

       Standards:  standards(5)


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