Hulk Hulk - 4 months ago 23
Linux Question

What is /bin/true

On a Linux system what is

/bin/true
?

Answer

/bin/true is a command that returns 0 (a truth value in the shell).

Its purpose is to use in places in a shell script where you would normally use a literal such as "true" in a programming language, but where the shell will only take a command to run.

/bin/false is the opposite that returns non-zero (a false value in the shell).

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