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CONTINUE(P) POSIX Programmer's Manual CONTINUE(P)
continue - continue for, while, or until loop
The continue utility shall return to the top of the smallest enclosing for, while, or
until loop, or to the top of the nth enclosing loop, if n is specified. This involves
repeating the condition list of a while or until loop or performing the next assignment of
a for loop, and re-executing the loop if appropriate.
The value of n is a decimal integer greater than or equal to 1. The default shall be
equivalent to n=1. If n is greater than the number of enclosing loops, the outermost
enclosing loop shall be used.
See the DESCRIPTION.
The standard error shall be used only for diagnostic messages.
0 Successful completion.
>0 The n value was not an unsigned decimal integer greater than or equal to 1.
CONSEQUENCES OF ERRORS
The following sections are informative.
for i in *
if test -d "$i"
echo "\"$i\"" is not a directory.
Special Built-In Utilities
Portions of this text are reprinted and reproduced in electronic form from IEEE Std
1003.1, 2003 Edition, Standard for Information Technology -- Portable Operating System
Interface (POSIX), The Open Group Base Specifications Issue 6, Copyright (C) 2001-2003 by
the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc and The Open Group. In the
event of any discrepancy between this version and the original IEEE and The Open Group
Standard, the original IEEE and The Open Group Standard is the referee document. The orig-
inal Standard can be obtained online at http://www.opengroup.org/unix/online.html .
IEEE/The Open Group 2003 CONTINUE(P)
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