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NAMEcontinue — continue for, while, or until loop
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.
See the DESCRIPTION.
The standard error shall be used only for diagnostic messages.
0 Successful completion.
>0 The n value was not an unsigned decimal integer greater than or
equal to 1.
CONSEQUENCES OF ERRORS
The following sections are informative.
for i in *
if test −d "$i"
printf '"%s" is not a directory.\n' "$i"
Section 2.14, Special Built-In Utilities
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