Bash - Continue


A control flow statement


continue [n]


  • n resume at the nth enclosing loop. n must be ≥ 1. If n is greater than the number of enclosing loops, the last enclosing loop (the ‘‘top-level’’

loop) is resumed.

Resume the next iteration of the enclosing:

Return value

When continue is executed :

  • inside of loop, the return value is non-zero when n is ≤ 0; Otherwise, continue returns 0 value.
  • outside of loop, the return value is 0.

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