exit (1p) - Linux Man Pages
exit: cause the shell to exit
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exit - cause the shell to exit
The exit utility shall cause the shell to exit with the exit status specified by the unsigned decimal integer n. If n is specified, but its value is not between 0 and 255 inclusively, the exit status is undefined.
The exit status shall be n, if specified. Otherwise, the value shall be the exit value of the last command executed, or zero if no command was executed. When exit is executed in a trap action, the last command is considered to be the command that executed immediately preceding the trap action.
CONSEQUENCES OF ERRORS
Exit with a true value:
Exit with a false value:
As explained in other sections, certain exit status values have been reserved for special uses and should be used by applications only for those purposes:
- A file to be executed was found, but it was not an executable utility.
- A utility to be executed was not found.
- A command was interrupted by a signal.
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