Command require


require Checks the current shell for a specified minimum version


require version

Checks to see if the supplied version is less then or equal the the current version of xmlsh. (see xversion).
If the required version is greater then the current version then throws an exception equivalent to the "throw on error" (-e) flag.
require can be trapped with try/catch or with a conditional same as errors from "throw on error" (-e).

If no arguments are given then require simply is an invalid command for versions prior to the implementation or require (1.0.1).

On failure (if caught or not) prints to standard error "requires version: <require test>"


Example require version 1.0.2. If version is less then 1.0.2 then an exception is thrown (which will abort a script).
require 1.0.1 

Check for version 1.0.2 and print an error message but keep going
require 1.0.2 || echo Required verison 1.0.2 ignored

Trap a require or a script calling require with try/catch

try {
   require 99
} catch e {
  echo Ignored failure of require 99


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