Exit from a for, while, until, or select loop

      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.

break is a POSIX `special' builtin

Related commands:

for - Expand words, and execute commands
select - Accept keyboard input
until - Execute commands (until error)
while - Execute commands

Equivalent Windows NT command:

GOTO - Direct a batch program to jump to a labelled line

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Simon Sheppard