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Linux in a Nutshell, 6th Edition by Robert Love, Stephen Figgins, Ellen Siever, Arnold Robbins

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Name

builtin

Synopsis

builtin command [ arguments ... ]

Run the shell built-in command command with the given arguments. This allows you to bypass any functions that redefine a built-in command’s name. The command command is more portable.

Example

This function lets you do your own tasks when you change directory:

cd (  ) {
    builtin cd "$@"    Actually change directory
         pwd           Report location
}

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