Bash: Continue In a For / While Loop

How do I continue in a for or while loop in Bash under UNIX or Linux operating systems?

The continue statement is used to resume the next iteration of the enclosing FOR, WHILE or UNTIL loop.

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Bash for Loop continue Syntax

for i in something
do
	[ condition ] && continue
	cmd1
	cmd2
done

A sample shell script to print number from 1 to 6 but skip printing number 3 and 6 using a for loop:

#!/bin/bash
for i in 1 2 3 4 5 6
do
	### just skip printing $i; if it is 3 or 6  ###
	if [ $i -eq 3 -o $i -eq 6 ]
	then
		continue  ### resumes iteration of an enclosing for loop ###
	fi
        # print $i
	echo "$i"
done

Bash while Loop continue Syntax

while true
do
	[ condition1 ] && continue
	cmd1
	cmd2
done

A sample shell script to print number from 1 to 6 but skip printing number 3 and 6 using a while loop:

#!/bin/bash
i=0
while [ $i -lt 6 ]
do
	(( i++ ))
        ### resumes iteration of an enclosing while loop if $i is 3 or 6 ###
	[ $i -eq 3 -o $i -eq 6 ] && continue 
	echo "$i"
done

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