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Re: pipefail option doesn't work as advertised

From: Tim Waugh
Subject: Re: pipefail option doesn't work as advertised
Date: Wed, 18 Aug 2004 14:44:15 +0100
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On Wed, Aug 18, 2004 at 02:32:52PM +0100, address@hidden wrote:

> When using the pipefail option, the following command:
>   echo foo | false
> produces an exit status of 0, ignoring the exit status of false.

It works for me.  Do you have PROMPT_COMMAND set?  If so that will
mess up the exit status.

address@hidden ~]$ unset PROMPT_COMMAND
address@hidden ~]$ echo foo | false
address@hidden ~]$ echo $?
address@hidden ~]$
GNU bash, version 3.00.0(1)-release (i386-redhat-linux-gnu)


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