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BUILTIN

Posted On 2007-04-25 by FortyPoundHead
Keywords: Command Reference
Tags: Linux Commandline Linux
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Run a shell builtin, passing it args, and return its exit status.

SYNTAX
builtin [shell-builtin [args]]This is useful when defining a shell function with the same name as a shell builtin, retaining the functionality of the builtin within the function.


For example, to write a function to replace `cd''
that writes the hostname and current directory
to an xterm title bar:

cd()

{

builtin cd "$@" && xtitle "$HOST: $PWD"

}

The return status is non-zero if shell-builtin is not a shell builtin command.



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