Execute the specified shell builtin, passing it arguments, and return its exit status.
Syntax builtin shell-builtin [arguments]
This is useful when defining a function whose name is the same as a shell builtin, retaining the functionality of the builtin within the function. The cd builtin is commonly redefined this way.
The return status is false if shell-builtin is not a shell builtin command.
$ builtin ls
builtin is a builtin command
bash - Launch the Bourne-Again SHell.
“The beginning of wisdom is to call things by their right names” - Chinese Proverb