Switched to Bash and Comparison of Shells

Lowell Gilbert freebsd-questions-local at be-well.ilk.org
Thu Jun 10 17:41:35 UTC 2010

Dan D Niles <dan at more.net> writes:

> The which command functions differently between bash and tcsh.  For
> example, I have ls aliased to do color output and add some other options
> that I like.  With tcsh, 'which ls' returns 
> "ls: 	 aliased to \ls -GFB"; with bash it returns 
> "/bin/ls".  The tcsh behavior tells you what will be executed when you
> run ls.  The bash behavior can be achieved in tcsh with 'which \ls', so
> I think I like the tcsh behavior better.  I could probably write a
> function in bash that emulates tcsh's builtin which command.

bash (like most other sh-style shells) has no "which" builtin.  You end
up running /usr/bin/which.  bash (like most other sh-style shells) does
have a (rough) equivalent, which is "type".

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