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Re: Special parameter ?

From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: Special parameter ?
Date: Fri, 21 Sep 2018 11:46:48 -0400
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On 9/21/18 11:17 AM, Eduardo A. Bustamante López wrote:
> On Fri, Sep 21, 2018 at 04:17:11PM +0200, Enrique Soriano wrote:
>>> You're seeing the status from the creation of the background job (which is
>>> always 0), not from its completion.
>> Ah, I see.
>> Anyway, the behavior is not coherent with the manual page: in this
>> case, $? has the status from the creation of the background job,
>> that's not "the status of the most recently executed foreground
>> pipeline".
> The thing that creates the background job IS a foreground pipeline. It's a 
> foreground pipeline that creates a background
> job, if that makes sense.

You're right, but it might be less confusing if I removed the "foreground"
from the description.

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