return

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

Syntax
      return [n]  

Options
      n    Return value i.e. an errorlevel

If 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 bash builtin command.

“If you are planning for a year, sow rice; if you are planning for a decade, plant trees; if you are planning for a lifetime, educate people” ~ Chinese Proverb

Related:

. period - Run commands from a file
Equivalent Windows command: EXIT - Exit a windows CMD shell


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