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Check which builtins exist


bexists takes an array of parameters and returns which commands have been compiled into Murex. The 'b' in bexists stands for 'builtins'


bexists command... -> <stdout>


» bexists: qr gzip runtime config
    "Installed": [
    "Missing": [


This builtin dates back to the start of Murex when all of the builtins were considered optional. This was intended to be a way for scripts to determine which builtins were compiled. Since then runtime has absorbed and centralized a number of similar commands which have since been deprecated. The same fate might also happen to bexists however it is in use by a few modules and for that reason alone it has been spared from the axe.

See Also

  • Modules and Packages: An introduction to Murex modules and packages
  • fexec: Execute a command or function, bypassing the usual order of precedence.
  • runtime: Returns runtime information on the internal state of Murex

This document was generated from builtins/core/management/functions_doc.yamlopen in new window.

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