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Re: Why sh does not return a false value?


From: Davide Brini
Subject: Re: Why sh does not return a false value?
Date: Sat, 5 Feb 2011 12:40:36 +0000
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On Sat, 5 Feb 2011 16:17:05 +0330
ali hagigat <address@hidden> wrote:

> if (sh -c exit 34) then echo ppppppppp;fi
> ppppppppp
> The following condition should be false, because our exit value is
> non-zero. but 'if' considers the condition as true and executes 'echo'
> command. Why?

Try

if (sh -c 'exit 34') then echo pppp; fi 

and read about the -c option in the man page.

-- 
D.



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