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functions and set -e

From: Greg Schafer
Subject: functions and set -e
Date: Wed, 30 Aug 2006 13:28:44 +1000
User-agent: Pan/0.14.2 (This is not a psychotic episode. It's a cleansing moment of clarity.)


Here's a test case which demonstrates the problem:

set -e

func () {
  false && echo false
  true && echo true
  false && echo false


echo done

It never echoes "done" because func() returns 1. This seems to go against
what the bash manual says about "set -e"

"Exit immediately if a simple command (*note Simple Commands::) exits with a
non-zero status, unless the command that fails is part of the command list
immediately following a `while' or `until' keyword, part of the test in an `if'
statement, part of a `&&' or `||' list,...."

The problem appears to be specific to functions. Is this a bug?


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