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28.16. Separating Commands with Semicolons

When the shell sees a semicolon (;) on a command line, it's treated as a command separator -- basically like pressing the ENTER key to execute a command. When would you want to use a semicolon instead of pressing ENTER?

Two related operators, && and || (Section 35.14), work like a semicolon, but they only execute the next command if the previous one succeeded or failed, respectively.

-- JP

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