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3.2.99 next




The next command is like the continue statement in C: it starts the next iteration of the loop designated by LABEL :

LINE: while (<STDIN>) {
    next LINE if /^#/;     # discard comments

Note that if there were a continue block in this example, it would execute immediately following the invocation of next . When LABEL is omitted, the command refers to the innermost enclosing loop.