Command type (function, builtin, alias, etc)
type returns information about the type of the command. This is a POSIX requirement and not to be confused with Murex data types.
type command -> <stdout>
» type murex-docs
`murex-docs` is a shell function:
# Wrapper around builtin to pipe to less
config: set proc strict-arrays false
fexec: builtin murex-docs @PARAMS | less
» type murex-docs -> cat
There are a few different types of commands:
This will be represented in
type by the term alias and, when STDOUT is a TTY,
which will follow the alias to print what command the alias points to.
This is a Murex function (defined via
function) and will be represented in
type by the term function.
This is a private function (defined via
private) and will be represented in
type by the term private.
This is a shell builtin, like
exit. It will be represented in
type by the term builtin.
This is any other external command, such as
python. This will be represented in
which by the path to the executable. When STDOUT is a TTY,
which will also print the destination path of any symlinks too.
type, it is represented by the term executable.
alias: Create an alias for a command
exec: Runs an executable
exit: Exit murex
fexec: Execute a command or function, bypassing the usual order of precedence.
function: Define a function block
out: Print a string to the STDOUT with a trailing new line character
which: Locate command origin
This document was generated from builtins/core/management/type_doc.yaml.