How would this command be interpreted?
A nice alternative to
type. They are similar, in that they both indicate how an argument keyword would be interpreted if used as a command name, but the output is different:
$ which ruby /Users/jwworth/.rvm/rubies/ruby-2.1.0/bin/ruby $ type ruby ruby is /Users/jwworth/.rvm/rubies/ruby-2.1.0/bin/ruby
I prefer the
type syntax, especially with multiple arguments:
$ type ruby rails bundler ruby is /Users/jwworth/.rvm/rubies/ruby-2.1.0/bin/ruby rails is /Users/jwworth/.rvm/gems/ruby-2.1.0/bin/rails bundler is /Users/jwworth/.rvm/gems/ruby-2.1.0/bin/bundler
Type includes a handy
-t flag, which tells you what type of thing the result is:
$ type -t type builtin $ type -t ruby file
help type (in Bash) for more information.