return

Cause a shell function to exit with the return value n.
SYNTAX
      return [n]  

OPTIONS
      n  : return value (errorlevel)

If n is not supplied, the return value is the exit status of the last command executed in the function. This may also be used to terminate execution of a script being executed with the . (or source) builtin, returning either n or the exit status of the last command executed within the script as the exit status of the script.

The return status is false if return is used outside a function and not during the execution of a script by . or source.

return is a BOURNE shell command and a POSIX `special' builtin.

Related commands:

. period - Run commands from a file

Equivalent Windows NT commands:

EXIT - Exit a windows CMD shell



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