builtin

 

Get help on Linux builtin Command.

 

   Linux builtin command is use to define builtin variables on Linux system.  The Linux builtin command is one of bash shell built in command.  The command example below show how to get help on Linux builtin command using shell command, this help show information on how to use the Linux builtin command, the builtin command options and the arguments that can be use with Linux builtin command.

 

Get Linux builtin command help

 

  Execute help command and the name of Linux command that we want the help file, the example below we execute help command with -m option to get the help for builtin command using the manpage format.

builtin linux command

[linux@fedora11 ~]$ help -m builtin

NAME

    builtin - Execute shell builtins.

 

SYNOPSIS

    builtin [shell-builtin [arg ...]]

 

DESCRIPTION

    Execute shell builtins.

 

    Execute SHELL-BUILTIN with arguments ARGs without performing command

    lookup.  This is useful when you wish to reimplement a shell builtin

    as a shell function, but need to execute the builtin within the function.

 

    Exit Status:

    Returns the exit status of SHELL-BUILTIN, or false if SHELL-BUILTIN is

    not a shell builtin..

 

SEE ALSO

    bash(1)

 

IMPLEMENTATION

    GNU bash, version 4.0.16(1)-release (i386-redhat-linux-gnu)

    Copyright (C) 2009 Free Software Foundation, Inc.