Run a shell builtin, passing it args, and return its exit status.

      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.

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

Related commands:

chroot - Run a command with a different root directory
cron - Daemon to execute scheduled commands
exec - Execute a command
if - Conditionally perform a command
nohup - Run a command immune to hangups
su - Run a command with substitute user and group id
shopt - Shell Options
.source - Run commands from a file
type - Describe a command
watch - Execute/display a program periodically

Equivalent Windows NT command:

CALL - Call one batch program from another

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Simon Sheppard