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BREAK

Posted On 2007-04-25 by FortyPoundHead
Keywords: Command Reference
Tags: Linux Commandline Linux
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Exit from a for, while, until, or select loop

SYNTAX
break [n]If n is supplied, the nth enclosing loop is exited. n must be greater than or equal to 1.

The return status is zero unless n is not greater than or equal to 1.

Example

for myloop in 1 2 3 4 5
do
echo -n "$myloop"
if [ "$myloop" -eq 3 ]
then
break # This line will break out of the loop
fi
donebreak is a POSIX `special'' builtin


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