Exit a program loop immediately.

In a For, ForEach, While, Do loop or in a Switch statement you can add a break statement to exit the code block.

Choose the conditions under which you call the continue statement carefully, as it is easy to create an infinite loop. Most commonly an if statement can be used to define the break conditions.


Count to 10 but stop as soon as you reach number 5:

 PS> $i = 0
 PS> while ($i -lt 10) {
        $i +=1 
        if ($i -eq 5) {break}
        Write-Host $i

“Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising up every time we fail” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson


Continue - Skip just this iteration of a loop
Exit-PSSession - Exit PowerShell (or exit a script)
Return - Exit the current scope, (function, script, or script block).
Trap - Handle a terminating error
While Loop while a condition is True

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