Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 810316
RFE: Mention shell builtins (type, which) in which manpage
Last modified: 2014-01-12 19:14:20 EST
Description of problem:
Which isn't as powerful as shell's builtin. For example bash's type builtin is doing the same as which and far more. And tells you the truth about how will be the command run. Which seems to be widely used. People are tended to use which to perfectly get how will shell run the command, however it isn't true. We have many shells now - bash, ksh, tcsh, zsh, dash...
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. man which - not mentioning possibility of shell builtin
2. which echo
3. type echo
Man page not mentioning possibility of using shell builtin to determine how will shell interpret command
Man page mention...
This can be tricky since we have many shells :)
list of shells and builtins (not complete)
bash - type
ksh - type
tcsh - which
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