CONTINUE

Posted On 2007-04-27 by FortyPoundHead
Keywords: Command Reference
Tags: Linux Commandline Linux
Views: 1577


Resume the next iteration of an enclosing for, while, until, or select loop.


SYNTAX
continue [n]If n is supplied, the execution of the nth enclosing loop is resumed. 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
if [ "$myloop" -eq 3 ]
then
continue # Skip rest of this particular loop iteration.
fi
echo -n "$myloop"
donecontinue is a POSIX `special'' builtin


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