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RETURN

Posted On 2007-05-22 by FortyPoundHead
Keywords: Command Reference
Tags: Linux Commandline Linux
Views: 1476


Cause a shell function to exit with the return value n.

SYNTAX
return [n]

Options
n Return value i.e. an errorlevelIf n is not supplied, the return value is the exit status of the last command executed in the function. This may also be used to terminate execution of a script being executed with the . (or source) builtin, returning either n or the exit status of the last command executed within the script as the exit status of the script.

The return status is false if return is used outside a function and not during the execution of a script by . or source.

return is a BOURNE shell command and a POSIX `special'' builtin.


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