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Re: getting the bash exit code

by aitap (Deacon)
on Aug 24, 2012 at 18:56 UTC ( #989615=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to getting the bash exit code

$?

This is just the 16-bit status word returned by the traditional Unix "wait()" system call (or else is made up to look like it). Thus, the exit value of the subprocess is really ("$? >> 8")
Sorry if my advice was wrong.


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