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Re: inconsistent $? after &

From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: inconsistent $? after &
Date: Sun, 15 Dec 2013 22:12:19 -0500
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On 12/14/13, 2:08 PM, address@hidden wrote:
>    I thought the value was only 0 if the fork/spawn was succesful.

Sure, of course.  (Posix does not document any other return value, btw.)

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Chet Ramey, ITS, CWRU    address@hidden    http://cnswww.cns.cwru.edu/~chet/

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