Bug 1310004 - set -e: not-found-command returns 1 while should 127
set -e: not-found-command returns 1 while should 127
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: bash (Show other bugs)
x86_64 Linux
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Assigned To: Siteshwar Vashisht
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2016-02-19 03:35 EST by Van de Bugger
Modified: 2017-02-13 02:24 EST (History)
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Description Van de Bugger 2016-02-19 03:35:11 EST
Description of problem:

Bash manual says: if command is not found, it has exit status 127. That works as expected:

$ /non-existent || echo $?
bash: /non-existent: No such file or directory

Ok. However, after 'set -e' exist status of non-existent command is NOT 127 but 1:

$ set -e
$ /non-existent || echo $?
bash: /non-existent: No such file or directory

Resetting errexit option back to original value restores proper behavior:

$ set +e
$ /non-existent || echo $?
bash: /non-existent: No such file or directory

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

Fedora 23 on x86_64

How reproducible:


Steps to Reproduce:
1. /non-existent || echo $?
2. ( set -e; /non-existent || echo $? )

Actual results:

bash: /non-existent: No such file or directory

bash: /non-existent: No such file or directory

Expected results:

bash: /non-existent: No such file or directory

bash: /non-existent: No such file or directory

Additional info:

dash-0.5.8-3.fc23.x86_64 and zsh-5.1.1-4.fc23.x86_64 work correctly, they return 127 regardless of errexit option state.
Comment 1 Fedora Admin XMLRPC Client 2016-05-10 09:19:08 EDT
This package has changed ownership in the Fedora Package Database.  Reassigning to the new owner of this component.
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Comment 3 Kamil Dudka 2016-11-24 11:00:14 EST
Still reproducible with bash-4.3.43-4.fc25.
Comment 4 Siteshwar Vashisht 2017-02-13 02:24:39 EST
This was fixed by rebasing bash to version 4.4 in rawhide.

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