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command(1)		    General Commands Manual		    command(1)

NAME
       command - execute a simple command

SYNOPSIS
       command_name [argument ...]

DESCRIPTION
       enables the shell to treat the arguments	as a simple command, suppress-
       ing the shell function lookup.

       If command_name is not the name of the function,	the effect of  is  the
       same as omitting	command.

OPERANDS
       recognizes the following	operands:

	      command_name	  The  name  of	 a  HP-UX  command  or a shell
				  built-in command.

	      argument		  One or more strings to be interpreted	as ar-
				  guments to command_name.

       The  command is necessary to allow functions that have the same name as
       a command to call the command (instead of a recursive call to the func-
       tion).

       Nothing	in  the	 description  of is intended to	imply that the command
       line is parsed any differently than any other simple command.  For  ex-
       ample,

       is  not	parsed	in  any	special	way that causes	or to be treated other
       than a pipe operator or semicolon or that prevents function lookup on b
       or c.

EXTERNAL INFLUENCE
   Environment Variables
       determines the search path used during the command search.

RETURN VALUE
       exits with one of the following values:

	      o	 If fails:

		      126     The  utility  specified  by  the command_name is
			      found but	not executable.

		      127     An error occurred	in the utility or the  utility
			      specified	by command_name	is not found.

	      o	 If does not fail:

		      The  exit	 status	 of  is	the same as that of the	simple
		      command specified	by the arguments:

			      command_name[argument ...]

EXAMPLES
       Create a	version	of the command that always prints the name of the  new
       working directory whenever it is	used:

	      cd() {
		      command "$@" _/dev/null
		      pwd
	      }

       Circumvent  the redefined command above,	and change directories without
       printing	the name of the	new working directory:

SEE ALSO
       getconf(1), sh-posix(1),	confstr(3C).

STANDARDS CONFORMANCE
								    command(1)

NAME | SYNOPSIS | DESCRIPTION | OPERANDS | EXTERNAL INFLUENCE | RETURN VALUE | EXAMPLES | SEE ALSO | STANDARDS CONFORMANCE

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