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FALSE

Posted On 2007-04-30 by FortyPoundHead
Keywords: Command Reference
Tags: Linux Commandline Linux
Views: 1464


Do nothing, returning a non-zero (false) exit status

SYNTAX
false`false'' does nothing except return an exit status of 1, meaning "failure". It can be used as a place holder in shell scripts where an
unsuccessful command is needed.

`false'' ignores all command line arguments, even `--help'' and `--version'', since to do otherwise would change expected behavior that some programmers may be relying on.

This version of `false'' is implemented as a C program, and is thus more secure and faster than a shell script implementation, and may safely be used as a dummy shell for the purpose of disabling accounts.


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