What is the purpose of “&&” in a shell command?

Furthermore, you also have || which is the logical or, and also ; which is just a separator which doesn’t care what happend to the command before.

$ false || echo "Oops, fail"
Oops, fail

$ true || echo "Will not be printed"

$ true && echo "Things went well"
Things went well

$ false && echo "Will not be printed"

$ false ; echo "This will always run"
This will always run

Some details about this can be found here Lists of Commands in the Bash Manual.

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