continue

Resume the next iteration of an enclosing for, while, until, or select loop.

Syntax

      continue [n]  

If n is supplied, the execution of the nth enclosing loop is resumed. n must be greater than or equal to 1. The return status is zero unless n is not greater than or equal to 1.

Example

for myloop in 1 2 3 4 5
do
if [ “$myloop” -eq 3 ] then
continue # Skip rest of this particular loop iteration.
fi
echo -n “$myloop”
done
continue is a POSIX `special’ builtin