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Display helpful information about builtin commands.

Terminal - Display helpful information about builtin commands.
help builtin
2011-12-25 04:52:49
User: kev
-4
Display helpful information about builtin commands.

don't `man bash`

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% help builtin

zsh: command not found: help

Comment by atoponce 257 weeks and 4 days ago

+1 Why all the hatin' ?

This drove me nuts until I figured it out.

I can't for the life of me figure out why we tell n00bs to RTF man page when linux is missing distinct man pages for the simplest commends because they are built-ins.

Comment by unixmonkey365 256 weeks and 2 days ago

Your point of view

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