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

From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: Fwd: Don't set $?=130 when discarding the current command line (not run yet) with CTRL-C?
Date: Thu, 21 Nov 2019 11:02:39 -0500
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On 11/20/19 9:27 PM, Clark Wang wrote:
It's quite common for people to press CTRL-C to discard the current command
line. This is harmless actually for most times except when people include
$? in $PS1. I also show $? in red color when it's not 0 so it's more
noticeable. So is it OK to not change $? when people are pressing CTRL-C to
discard the input?

This behavior dates from at least 2009 and was added at user request so
they could tell exactly that: whether or not entering the last command had
been interrupted by a signal.

(Before that, dating back to bash-4.0, it set $? to 128 for exactly the
same reason, but that's clearly wrong. Before that, it set $? to 1 for as
far back as I have bash versions built, but that doesn't tell you anything
about signal receipt.)


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Chet Ramey, UTech, CWRU    address@hidden    http://tiswww.cwru.edu/~chet/

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