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Re: Re: Re: Re: Backticks, $?, and Sudo

by ignatz (Vicar)
on Jan 17, 2003 at 21:14 UTC ( #227802=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: Re: Re: Backticks, $?, and Sudo
in thread Backticks, $?, and Sudo

So, alas, there's no way to get the result of the command that sudo runs?


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Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Backticks, $?, and Sudo
by sauoq (Abbot) on Jan 17, 2003 at 21:26 UTC

    Well, as I showed in my other post, sudo does return the exit status of the command it runs.

    Unfortunately, the case where the command returns 1 seems to be indistinguishable from the case where sudo returns 1. I guess that little bit of ambiguity could be a big bummer. You might be able to get around it on a case by case basis by using wrappers for your commands.

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