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true(1)                          User Commands                         true(1)



NAME
       true, false - provide truth values

SYNOPSIS
       true

       false

DESCRIPTION
       The  true  utility  does  nothing, successfully. The false utility does
       nothing, unsuccessfully. They are typically used in a shell  script  sh
       as:

       while true
       do
                   command
       done


       which executes command forever.

EXIT STATUS
       true has exit status  0.

       false always will exit with a non-zero value.

ATTRIBUTES
       See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attributes:


       tab()     allbox;     cw(2.750000i)|    cw(2.750000i)    lw(2.750000i)|
       lw(2.750000i).   ATTRIBUTE  TYPEATTRIBUTE   VALUE   AvailabilitySUNWcsu
       Interface StabilityStandard


SEE ALSO
       sh(1), attributes(5), standards(5)




SunOS 5.10                        1 Feb 1995                           true(1)