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Re: inconsistent $? after &

From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: inconsistent $? after &
Date: Fri, 13 Dec 2013 23:04:55 -0500
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On 12/12/13, 7:00 PM, Martin Kealey wrote:

> Bash Version: 4.2
> Patch Level: 25
> Release Status: release
> Description:
>       The value of $? after starting a backgrounded command is
> inconsistent:
>       $? is unchanged after starting a sufficiently complex command, but
>       after starting a simpler command it is set to 0.

Thanks for the report.  The exit status of any asynchronous command is 0.
I will fix this for bash-4.3-release.

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