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type -p return status is 0 if alias found

From: John.Wiersba
Subject: type -p return status is 0 if alias found
Date: Tue, 3 Apr 2007 12:52:46 -0400

Configuration Information [Automatically generated, do not change]:
Machine: i686
OS: cygwin
Compiler: gcc
Compilation CFLAGS:  -DPROGRAM='bash.exe' -DCONF_HOSTTYPE='i686'
-DCONF_OSTYPE='cygwin' -DCONF_MACHTYPE='i686-pc-cygwin'
-DCONF_VENDOR='pc' -DLOCALEDIR='/usr/share/locale' -DPACKAGE='bash'
-I/home/eblake/bash-3.2.9-11/src/bash-3.2/lib   -O2 -pipe 
uname output: CYGWIN_NT-5.1 aa-04991 1.5.24(0.156/4/2) 2007-01-31 10:57
i686 Cygwin
Machine Type: i686-pc-cygwin
Bash Version: 3.2
Patch Level: 9
Release Status: release
   "type -p CMD" normally has a non-zero return status if CMD is not
found.  But if CMD is an alias, the return status is zero even though
nothing is printed to stdout.

$ type -p fred; echo $?
$ alias fred=
$ type -p fred; echo $?


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