fortypoundhead.com

COMMAND

Posted On 2007-04-27 by FortyPoundHead
Keywords: Command Reference
Tags: Linux Commandline Linux
Views: 1465


Run command with arguments ignoring any shell function named command.

SYNTAX
command [-pVv] command [arguments ...]

OPTIONS
-P Use a default path
-v Verbose
-V More verbose
Only shell builtin commands or commands found by searching the PATH are executed. If there is a shell function named ls, running `command ls'' within the function will execute the external command ls instead of calling the function recursively.

The `-p'' option means to use a default value for $PATH that is guaranteed to find all of the standard utilities. The return status in this case is 127 if command cannot be found or an error occurred, and the exit status of command otherwise.

If either the `-V'' or `-v'' option is supplied, a description of command is printed. The `-v'' option causes a single word indicating the command or file name used to invoke command to be displayed; the `-V'' option produces a more verbose description. In this case, the return status is zero if command is found, and non-zero if not.


About the Author

FortyPoundHead has posted a total of 1974 articles.

 


Comments On This Post

No comments on this post yet!


Do you have a thought relating to this post? You can post your comment here. If you have an unrelated question, you can use the Q&A section to ask it.

Or you can drop a note to the administrators if you're not sure where you should post.


Your IP address is:107.22.56.104

Before you can post, you need to prove you are human. If you log in, this test goes away.



Recent Forum Posts

SSL Now Active
dwirch posted on June 16, 2017 at about 8:40 in Site News

SSL Now Active
dwirch posted on June 13, 2017 at about 7:59 in Site News

Coding Archive?
dwirch posted on June 3, 2017 at about 12:54 in Site News

Job Spammer: Bharti Jigyasi
dwirch posted on June 2, 2017 at about 16:57 in Spammers

Coding Archive?
dwirch posted on May 25, 2017 at about 12:38 in Site News

BWASL returns
dwirch posted on May 13, 2017 at about 15:24 in Site News