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Bug 956 - bash exits with 1 instead of 0.
bash exits with 1 instead of 0.
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: bash (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
medium Severity medium
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Assigned To: David Lawrence
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Reported: 1999-01-25 01:17 EST by Michael G Schwern
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 1999-03-18 11:38:01 EST
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Description Michael G Schwern 1999-01-25 01:17:29 EST
Using bash-1.14.7-11 and bash-1.14.7-13 /bin/bash will exit
with a status of 1 rather than 0.  I believe this is
incorrect behavior.

/bin/bash -c exit;
echo $?


if /bin/bash -c exit; then
	echo 'Good'
	echo 'Bad'

illustrates the problem.

The problem was noticed when I attempted to configure
perl5.005_03 Trial 3 and it warned me "It would appear you
have a defective bash shell installed...  Upgrading to a
recent version (1.14.4 or later) should fix the problem."
Comment 1 David Lawrence 1999-03-18 11:38:59 EST

/bin/bash -c exit;
echo $?

returned a 0 in bash-1.14.7-14.i386.rpm
as reported is the proper way by user.

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