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Re: errexit inconsistent behaviour with pipelines

From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: errexit inconsistent behaviour with pipelines
Date: Mon, 6 Oct 2008 16:09:49 -0400

> That's the case that's behaving correctly, even though it's not the
> way you want it to behave.  Neither case should terminate the shell.
> Only a simple command should terminate the shell, and a pipeline is
> not a simple command, even if its components are.  Chet is saying that
> the next bash release will fix this bug - meaning that "true | false"
> will no longer cause the shell to exit.

Yes.  I'm sorry that I was not as clear as I should have been.


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Chet Ramey, ITS, CWRU    address@hidden    http://tiswww.tis.case.edu/~chet/

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