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Re: is this a bug?


From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: is this a bug?
Date: Wed, 14 Nov 2007 16:06:38 -0500

> > It's not a bug. the exit status of a command, the "return" of your
> > function, is limited to the numbers 0-255.
> 
> It's 0-128, actually.

Whoops, no, you're right.  You just can't count on exit statuses
greater than 127 not conflicting with processes exiting due to a
signal, so practice is to limit exit statuses to 0-127. 

Chet

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