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NAME
       continue — continue for, while, or until loop

SYNOPSIS
       continue [n]

DESCRIPTION
       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.

OPTIONS
       None.

OPERANDS
       See the DESCRIPTION.

STDIN
       Not used.

INPUT FILES
       None.

ENVIRONMENT VARIABLES
       None.

ASYNCHRONOUS EVENTS
       Default.

STDOUT
       Not used.

STDERR
       The standard error shall be used only for diagnostic messages.

OUTPUT FILES
       None.

EXTENDED DESCRIPTION
       None.

EXIT STATUS
        0    Successful completion.

       >0    The n value was not an unsigned decimal integer greater than or
             equal to 1.

CONSEQUENCES OF ERRORS
       Default.

       The following sections are informative.

APPLICATION USAGE
       None.

EXAMPLES
       for i in *
       do
           if test −d "$i"
           then continue
           fi
           printf '"%s" is not a directory.\n' "$i"
       done

RATIONALE
       None.

FUTURE DIRECTIONS
       None.

SEE ALSO
       Section 2.14, Special Built-In Utilities

COPYRIGHT
       Portions of this text are reprinted and reproduced in electronic form
       from IEEE Std 1003.1, 2013 Edition, Standard for Information Technology
       -- Portable Operating System Interface (POSIX), The Open Group Base
       Specifications Issue 7, Copyright (C) 2013 by the Institute of
       Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc and The Open Group.  (This is
       POSIX.1-2008 with the 2013 Technical Corrigendum 1 applied.) 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 original Standard can be obtained online
       at http://www.unix.org/online.html .

       Any typographical or formatting errors that appear in this page are
       most likely to have been introduced during the conversion of the source
       files to man page format. To report such errors, see
       https://www.kernel.org/doc/man-pages/reporting_bugs.html .



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