Section: POSIX Programmer's Manual (1P)
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--- continue for, while, or until loop
utility shall return to the top of the smallest enclosing
loop, or to the top of the
enclosing loop, if
is specified. This involves repeating the condition list of a
loop or performing the next assignment of a
loop, and re-executing the loop if appropriate.
The value of
is a decimal integer greater than or equal to 1. The default shall be
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.
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"
, Special Built-In Utilities
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