Exit from a
SYNTAX break [n]
If n is supplied, the nth enclosing loop is exited. 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 break
for myloop in 1 2 3 4 5 do echo -n "$myloop" if [ "$myloop" -eq 3 ] then break # This line will break out of the loop fi done
“Don’t worry about the world coming to an end today. It’s already tomorrow in Australia” ~ Charles Schultz
Related linux commands:
for – Expand words, and execute commands
select – Accept keyboard input
until – Execute commands (until error)
while – Execute commands
continue – Resume the next iteration of a loop
Equivalent Windows command: GOTO :eof – Jump to end of file