Resume the next iteration of an enclosing
SYNTAX continue [n]
If n is supplied, the execution of the nth enclosing loop is resumed. n must be greater than or equal to 1. The return status is zero unless n is not greater than or equal to 1.
This is a BASH shell builtin, to display your local syntax from the bash prompt type: help continue
for myloop in 1 2 3 4 5 do if [ "$myloop" -eq 3 ] then continue # Skip rest of this particular loop iteration. fi echo -n "$myloop" done
continue is a POSIX 'special' builtin
"We are American at puberty. We die French" ~ Evelyn Waugh
Related linux commands:
break - Exit from a loop.
for - Expand words, and execute commands.
if - Conditionally perform a command.
until - Execute commands (until error).
while - Execute commands.