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Re: typeset -p on an empty integer variable is an error. (plus -v test w

From: John Kearney
Subject: Re: typeset -p on an empty integer variable is an error. (plus -v test w/ array elements)
Date: Mon, 14 Jan 2013 20:08:53 +0100
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Am 14.01.2013 14:33, schrieb Greg Wooledge:
> On Sun, Jan 13, 2013 at 03:31:24AM +0100, John Kearney wrote:
>> set -o errexit
>> test_func() {
>>     [ ! -d test ] && echo test2
>> }
>> echo test3
>> test_func
>> echo test4
>> now so long as test doesn't exist in the cwd it should errexit.
>> at least it did for me just now.
> Cannot reproduce.
> imadev:~$ cat bar
> #!/bin/bash
> set -e
> f() { test ! -d nosuchdir && echo no dir; }
> f
> echo survived
> imadev:~$ ./bar
> no dir
> survived

the "no dir" above means that the test didn't fail. The exit only
happens if the test fails. Sorry I keep seeming to make typos. I really
need more sleep.
this should exit.

set -e
f() { test -d nosuchdir && echo no dir; }
echo testings
echo survived

All I was pointing out that its safer to use syntax

[] ||


[] && ||

you always need a || on a one liner to make sure the return value of the
line is a 0.
this isn't necessary in the script body I think but in a function it is,
unless its the last command then it will be auto returned..

but lets say you want to do 2 things in a function you have to do
something like.
    mkdir "${1%/*}" ||return $?  # so the line doesn't return an error.
    touch "${1}"

any way it is nearly always something that should be being done anyway.
It only the conditional one liners that tend to frustrate people a lot
from what I've seen.

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