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Re: set -e and subshells

From: Jon Salz
Subject: Re: set -e and subshells
Date: Mon, 26 Sep 2005 23:46:39 -0400

On Mon, 2005-09-26 at 21:39 -0600, Bob Proulx wrote:
> Jon Salz wrote:
> > I'm noticing a difference in behavior between Solaris 9's sh and GNU
> > bash, and was wondering if this is a bug or a feature.
> I believe Solaris' sh is the Bourne shell.  I am told that to get a
> POSIX shell on Solaris you would need to invoke /usr/XPG4/bin/sh.  Can
> you try your experiment with Solaris' POSIX shell?
>   /usr/XPG4/bin/sh -exc 'for x in a b c; do ( false ); echo status is $?; 
> done'
> For what it is worth HP-UX /bin/sh behaves the same as bash for this
> case.
> Bob


/usr/xpg4/bin/sh -exc 'for x in a b c; do ( false ); echo status is $?; done'
+ false

- Jon

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