type vs which in bash

In bash, type is a shell builtin command where as which is a script.

So, using type is more preferable.

Also, some history and more.

1027 /usr/local> type which
which is aliased to `alias | /usr/bin/which --tty-only --read-alias --show-dot --show-tilde'

1028 /usr/local> type type
type is a shell builtin

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