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true - do nothing, successfully


true [ignored command line arguments]


Exit with a status code indicating success.

--help display this help and exit

output version information and exit

NOTE: your shell may have its own version of true, 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

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Copyright (C) 2006 Free Software Foundation, Inc. This is free software. You may redistribute copies of it under the terms of the GNU General Public License <>. There is NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by law.

See Also

The full documentation for true is maintained as a Texinfo manual. If the info and true programs are properly installed at your site, the command

info true

should give you access to the complete manual.

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