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Re: the mystery values of $?: 147 and 148

From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: the mystery values of $?: 147 and 148
Date: Mon, 11 Dec 2006 09:32:12 -0500

> Here at Clodsburger Research, we discovered the mystery values, 147
> and 148. Please document them on the man page.

"The return value of a simple command is its exit status, or 128+n if
the command is terminated by signal n."

You can quibble about whether `stopped', `suspended' and `terminated'
all mean the same thing, but their effect in this context is clearly


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