tcsh printexitvalue query

Christos Zoulas christos at zoulas.com
Thu Jun 8 16:13:33 EEST 2006


On Jun 8, 12:58pm, bh at wetafx.co.nz (Ben Hall) wrote:
-- Subject: tcsh printexitvalue query

| Hi,
| 
| I've noticed a change in $printexitvalue for `` jobs which is causing 
| some issues with our in-house code.
| 
| The behaviour we expect was added in V6.01.10 and the changelog notes it:
| 
| No $printexitvalue for `` jobs.
| 
| However I see that V6.13.01 has this in the changelog:
| 
| Obey $printexitvalue for builtins.
| 
| 
| An example of the previous expected behaviour (RedHat 9 - tcsh 6.12.00):
| 
| # set printexitvalue;echo X"`echo foo | grep bar`"X
| XX
| 
| An example of the current behavour (Kubuntu 5.10 - tcsh 6.14.00):
| 
| # set printexitvalue;echo X"`echo foo | grep bar`"X
| XExit 1X
| Exit 1
| 
| Why has this behavior changed? Is it intentional?

No this is not intentional. Builtins in the foreground should do it,
but not in ``.

christos



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