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return command in Linux with examples
  • Difficulty Level : Expert
  • Last Updated : 24 May, 2019

return command is used to exit from a shell function. It takes a parameter [N], if N is mentioned then it returns [N] and if N is not mentioned then it returns the status of the last command executed within the function or script. N can only be a numeric value.


return [N]


Note: echo $? is used to display the last return status.


  • return –help : It displays help information.

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