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There is the well known while condition; do ...; done loop, but is there a do... while style loop that guarantees at least one execution of the block?

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There isn't a do...while or do...until loop, but the same thing can be accomplished like this:

while true; do
  ...
  condition || break
done

for until:

until false; do
  ...
  condition && break
done
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