while

Execute consequent-commands as long as test-commands has an exit status of zero

SYNTAX
      while test-commands; do consequent-commands; done
The return status is the exit status of the last command executed in consequent-commands, or zero if none were executed.

Related commands:

case
- Conditionally perform a command
for
- Expand words, and execute commands
if - Conditionally perform a command
until - Execute commands (until error)

Equivalent Windows NT commands:

FOR - Conditionally perform a command several times
IF - Conditionally perform a command



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