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Re: Fwd: Don't set $?=130 when discarding the current command line (not


From: Robert Elz
Subject: Re: Fwd: Don't set $?=130 when discarding the current command line (not run yet) with CTRL-C?
Date: Thu, 21 Nov 2019 14:42:07 +0700

    Date:        Thu, 21 Nov 2019 10:27:08 +0800
    From:        Clark Wang <address@hidden>
    Message-ID:  <CADv8-oi+7MQ042_cAjtPrr4Jm=address@hidden>

  | So is it OK to not change $? when people are pressing CTRL-C to
  | discard the input?

I would say not only "OK" but "required" - $? should only ever be
changed as a result of command execution (or attempted execution in
case the exec, or redirection, or something, fails).   Even if there's
a SIGINT trap handler that runs commands, $? should not be being
altered merely as a result of a SIGINT, only when that SIGINT causes
a command to abort, in which case that command's exit status (which
will be 128+SIGINT .. typically 130 .. when the SIGINT wasn't caught
by the application) should $? be altered.

Of course, Chet might disagree...

kre




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