break - Unix, Linux Command


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NAME

break - To make exit from a for, while, until, or select loop.

SYNOPSIS

break [n]

OPTIONS

TagDescription
[n]If n is supplied, the nth enclosing loop is exited. n must be greater than or equal to 1. The return status is zero unless n is not greater than or equal to 1.

EXAMPLES

Create a Utility Class to use break.

#breaksample
for myloop in 1 2 3 4 5 
do 
  echo -n "$myloop"
  if [ "$myloop" -eq 3 ] 
   then 
   break # This line will break out of the loop
  fi
done

Run the utility

$ chmod a+x breaksample
$ ./breaksample
123


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