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false - Man Page

do nothing, unsuccessfully

Examples (TL;DR)


false [ignored command line arguments]
false OPTION


Exit with a status code indicating failure.


display this help and exit


output version information and exit

Your shell may have its own version of false, which usually supersedes the version described here.  Please refer to your shell's documentation for details about the options it supports.


Written by Jim Meyering.

Reporting Bugs

GNU coreutils online help: <https://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils/>
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See Also

Full documentation <https://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils/false>
or available locally via: info '(coreutils) false invocation'


July 2024 GNU coreutils 9.5