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BSD 2.11 - man page for false (bsd section 1)

FALSE(1)				       General Commands Manual					     FALSE(1)

NAME
false, true - provide truth values
SYNOPSIS
true false
DESCRIPTION
True and false are usually used in a Bourne shell script. They test for the appropriate status "true" or "false" before running (or failing to run) a list of commands.
EXAMPLE
while false do command list done
SEE ALSO
csh(1), sh(1), true(1)
DIAGNOSTICS
False has exit status nonzero. 4.2 Berkeley Distribution April 29, 1985 FALSE(1)


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