Linux Commands Examples

A great documentation place for Linux commands


do nothing, unsuccessfully


false [ignored command line arguments]

add an example, a script, a trick and tips

: email address (won't be displayed)
: name

Step 2

Thanks for this example ! - It will be moderated and published shortly.

Feel free to post other examples
Oops ! There is a tiny cockup. A damn 404 cockup. Please contact the loosy team who maintains and develops this wonderful site by clicking in the mighty feedback button on the side of the page. Say what happened. Thanks!


no example yet ...

... Feel free to add your own example above to help other Linux-lovers !


Exit with a status code indicating failure.


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.


Copyright © 2012 Free Software Foundation, Inc. License GPLv3+: GNU GPL version 3 or later <>.
This is free software: you are free to change and redistribute it. There is NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by law.

reporting bugs

Report false bugs to bug-coreutils[:at:]gnu[:dot:]org
GNU coreutils home page: <>
General help using GNU software: <>
Report false translation bugs to <>

see also

The full documentation for false is maintained as a Texinfo manual. If the info and false programs are properly installed at your site, the command

info coreutils 'false invocation'

should give you access to the complete manual.


Written by Jim Meyering.

How can this site be more helpful to YOU ?

give  feedback