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OpenSolaris 2009.06 - man page for type (opensolaris section 1)

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_MES- SAGES, 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: +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ | ATTRIBUTE TYPE | ATTRIBUTE VALUE | +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ |Availability |SUNWcsu | +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ |Interface Stability |Standard | +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+
SEE ALSO
typeset(1), attributes(5), environ(5), standards(5) SunOS 5.11 1 Feb 1995 type(1)