FALSE(1) User Commands FALSE(1)
false – do nothing, unsuccessfully
false [ignored command line arguments] false OPTION
Exit with a status code indicating failure.
–help display this help and exit
output version information and exit
NOTE: 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.
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GNU coreutils 8.25 February 2016 FALSE(1)