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type(1) 						      General Commands Manual							   type(1)

NAME
type - Writes a description of command type SYNOPSIS
type name... STANDARDS
Interfaces documented on this reference page conform to industry standards as follows: type: XCU5.0 Refer to the standards(5) reference page for more information about industry standards and associated tags. OPTIONS
None OPERANDS
A name to be interpreted DESCRIPTION
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 command's pathname. RESTRICTIONS
For proper execution, type must be aware of the contents of the current shell execution environment (such as the lists of commands, func- tions 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 EXIT STATUS
The following exit values are returned: Successful completion. An error occurred. ENVIRONMENT VARIABLES
The following environment variables affect the execution of type: Provides 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 multibyte 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. SEE ALSO
Commands: command(1), hash(1) Standards: standards(5) type(1)

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hash(1) 						      General Commands Manual							   hash(1)

NAME
hash - Remembers or reports utility locations SYNOPSIS
hash [utility] hash -r STANDARDS
Interfaces documented on this reference page conform to industry standards as follows: hash: XCU5.0 Refer to the standards(5) reference page for more information about industry standards and associated tags. OPTIONS
Forgets all previously remembered utility locations. OPERANDS
The name of a utility to be searched for and added to the list of remembered locations. If utility contains one or more slashes, the results are unspecified. DESCRIPTION
The hash utility affects the way the current shell environment remembers the locations of utilities found. Depending on the arguments spec- ified, it adds utility locations to its list of remembered locations or it purges the contents of the list. When no arguments are specified, hash reports on the contents of the list. This list consists of those utilities named in previous hash invocations that have been invoked, and those invoked and found through the normal command search process. This list includes the path name of each utility in the list of remembered locations for the current shell environment. NOTES
The use of hash with utility names is unnecessary for most applications, but may provide a performance improvement. The effects of hash -r can also be achieved by resetting the value of PATH. RESTRICTIONS
If hash is called in a separate utility execution environment, such as one of the following it will not affect the command search process of the caller's environment. nohup hash -r find . -type f | xargs hash Utilities provided as built-ins to the shell are not reported by hash. EXIT STATUS
The following exit values are returned: Successful completion. An error occurred. ENVIRONMENT VARIABLES
The following environment variables affect the execution of hash: Provides 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 multibyte 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. SEE ALSO
Commands: command(1), type(1) Standards: standards(5) hash(1)

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