return

Basic Linux Command Example: 

 

Get help on Linux return Command.

 

   Linux return command is use to return from a shell function on Linux system.  The Linux return command is one of bash shell built in command.  The command example below show how to get return command manual or help on Linux return command using shell command, this help show information on how to use the Linux return command, the return command options and the arguments that can be use with Linux return command.

 

Get Linux return command help

 

  Execute help command and the name of Linux command that we want the help file, the example below we execute help command with -m option to get the help for return command using the manpage format.

return linux command

[linux@fedora11 ~]$ help -m return

NAME

    return - Return from a shell function.

 

SYNOPSIS

    return [n]

 

DESCRIPTION

    Return from a shell function.

 

    Causes a function or sourced script to exit with the return value

    specified by N.  If N is omitted, the return status is that of the

    last command executed within the function or script.

 

    Exit Status:

    Returns N, or failure if the shell is not executing a function or script.

 

SEE ALSO

    bash(1)

 

IMPLEMENTATION

    GNU bash, version 4.0.16(1)-release (i386-redhat-linux-gnu)

    Copyright (C) 2009 Free Software Foundation, Inc.

    License GPLv3+: GNU GPL version 3 or later <http://gnu.org/licenses/gpl.html>

 

[linux@fedora11 ~]$

 

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