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Re: getting the bash exit codeby Perlbotics (Canon)
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Now I have no idea how it got 25856 from 101 (well it does seem to be 101 times that magical 256 number, but I'm sure it isn't that simple).
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So for quick and dirty every day use it sounds like I can just say something like: $exit_status = $?/255;No.
Use int() to get rid of potential fractional parts when the process terminated due to a signal or core-dump.
The >>-operator does this in a single step.
I might note, that I assumed a *NIX background. The Windows emulation might not cover the whole interface (exit-code plus signals). Other monks will know better...
So X >> Y is most of the time int( X / (2**Y) ) for positive numbers.
Here are some starters for binary arithmetic: wikibooks, Khan Academy - Binary Numbers, Slideshare - Binary Arithmetic, ... Search also MIT OpenCourseWare - I am sure, they have something in their repertoire.