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Re: (set -u -e; trap true EXIT; echo $bad) exits 0


From: Piotr Zielinski
Subject: Re: (set -u -e; trap true EXIT; echo $bad) exits 0
Date: Thu, 21 May 2009 22:37:41 +0100

2009/4/11 Chet Ramey <address@hidden>:
> Piotr Zielinski wrote:
>> Configuration Information [Automatically generated, do not change]:
>> Machine: i486
>> OS: linux-gnu
>> Compiler: gcc
>> Compilation CFLAGS:  -DPROGRAM='bash' -DCONF_HOSTTYPE='i486'
>> -DCONF_OSTYPE='linux-gnu' -DCONF_MACHTYPE='i486-pc-linux-gnu'
>> -DCONF_VENDOR='pc' -DLOCALEDIR='/usr/share/locale' -DPACKAGE='bash'
>> -DSHELL -DHAVE_CONFIG_H   -I.  -I../bash -I../bash/include
>> -I../bash/lib   -g -O2 -Wall
>> uname output: Linux pzlaptop 2.6.22-gg15-generic #1 SMP Fri Sep 26
>> 12:50:35 EST 2008 i686 GNU/Linux
>> Machine Type: i486-pc-linux-gnu
>>
>> Bash Version: 3.2
>> Patch Level: 25
>> Release Status: release
>>
>> Description:
>>         The following command
>>
>>         $ (set -u -e; trap true EXIT; echo $bad;) && echo OK
>>
>>         displays
>>
>>         bash: bad: unbound variable
>>         OK
>>
>>         I'd think it should exits with a non-zero error code and not
>>         display OK.  This is exacly what happens if you remove -e.
>
> Thanks for the report.  The problem is that bash doesn't always set
> $? before testing whether or not the shell should exit because -e has
> been set and an unset variable is being expanded.

Thanks for the reply.  Does it mean it is a bug or a feature?

Piotr

> Chet
>
> --
> ``The lyf so short, the craft so long to lerne.'' - Chaucer
>
> Chet Ramey, ITS, CWRU   address@hidden    http://cnswww.cns.cwru.edu/~chet/
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