Linux Commands: Resume the next iteration of a loop


continue-Linux Command

continue command- Resume the next iteration of a loop

Syntax: continue [n]

Description: The continue command, similar to break, optionally takes a parameter. A plain continue cuts short the current iteration within its loop and begins the next. A continue N terminates all remaining iterations at its loop level and continues with the next iteration at the loop, N levels above. The continue statement resumes iteration of an enclosing for, while, until or select loop.
When used in a for loop, the controlling variable takes on the value of the next element in the list. When used in a while or until construct, on the other hand, execution resumes with TEST-COMMAND at the top of the loop.
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