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NAME
       begin - start a new block of code

SYNOPSIS
	  begin; [COMMANDS...;]	end

DESCRIPTION
       begin is	used to	create a new block of code.

       A block allows the introduction of a new	variable scope,	redirection of
       the input or output of a	set of commands	as  a  group,  or  to  specify
       precedence when using the conditional commands like and.

       The block is unconditionally executed. begin; ...; end is equivalent to
       if true;	...; end.

       begin does not change the current exit status itself. After  the	 block
       has  completed,	$status	will be	set to the status returned by the most
       recent command.

EXAMPLE
       The following code sets a number	of variables inside of a block	scope.
       Since the variables are set inside the block and	have local scope, they
       will be automatically deleted when the block ends.

	  begin
	      set -l PIRATE Yarrr

	      ...
	  end

	  echo $PIRATE
	  # This will not output anything, since the PIRATE variable
	  # went out of	scope at the end of the	block

       In the following	code, all output is redirected to the file out.html.

	  begin
	      echo $xml_header
	      echo $html_header
	      if test -e $file
		  ...
	      end
	      ...
	  end >	out.html

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       2019, fish-shell	developers

3.1				 Aug 11, 2020			      BEGIN(1)

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