continue command in Linux is basically used to skip current iteration in for, while and until loop. Alike break command, it takes only one parameter [n], where n is stands for nth number for enclosing group. Means, if n is defined, the continue command will continue from nth enclosing loop.
Syntax to use continue command in Linux
continue or continue [n]
Options available to use with continue command
n: If n is specified, the nth enclosing loop is exited. The value of n must be greater than or equal to 1.
–help: Displays help information and exits.
Examples of continue command
1: Using continue command in ‘for’ loop
for I in ‘seq 11 20’ > do > if(( $i==15 )) > then > continue > fi > echo $i > done
Output: 11 12 13 14 16 17 18 19 20
2: Using continue command in ‘while’ loop
i=11 while(( $i<=20 )) >do > ((++i)) > if(( $i==15 )) > then > continue > fi > echo $i > done
Output 12 13 14 16 17 18 19 20 21
3: Displaying help information of continue command
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