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 true(1)							     true(1)




 NAME
      true, false - return exit status zero or one respectively

 SYNOPSIS
      true

      false

 DESCRIPTION
      The command true does nothing, and returns exit code zero.  The
      command false does nothing, and returns exit code one.  They are
      typically used to construct command procedures.

 RETURN VALUE
      Exit values are:

	    0	   always from true.
	    1	   always from false.

 EXAMPLES
      This command loop repeats without end:

	   while true
	       do
		    command
	       done

 WARNINGS
      true is typically used in shell scripts.	Some shells provide a
      built-in version of true (and false) that is more efficient than the
      standalone versions.

 SEE ALSO
      csh(1), ksh(1), sh(1), sh-bourne(1), sh-posix(1).

 STANDARDS CONFORMANCE
      true: SVID2, SVID3, XPG2, XPG3, XPG4, POSIX.2

      false: SVID2, SVID3, XPG2, XPG3, XPG4, POSIX.2















 Hewlett-Packard Company	    - 1 -   HP-UX Release 11i: November 2000