What is false Command in Linux?
In this tutorial we learn how to use false command in Linux. false is a command that do nothing, unsuccessfully. This command provide no output at all and will only give us false or failed exit status.
false command Syntax
false [ignored command line arguments] false OPTION
false Command Example
To use false command, the one and the only way us to just run the command without any option.
It will give us nothing. If we check the exit status of the command we just run, it will give us exit status
1 which is a general exit status
$ echo $? 1
false Command Manual / Help
We can use
info command to see the manual page of false command.
false command also have
--help option to show list of options.
To open man page for false command we can use command below. To exit man or info page you can press
$ man false
To open info page for false command we can use command below.
$ info false
To open help page from false command we can run command below.
$ false --help
Linux false Command Source Code
You can find false command source code from the folowing repositories:
- false source code on GitHub
- false source code on GNU Savannah cgit
- false source code on GNU Savannah gitweb
Related Linux Commands
You can read tutorials of related Linux commands below:
In this tutorial we learn how to use false in Linux with practical examples. Visit our Linux Commands guide to learn more about using command line interface in Linux.