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Re: unable to capture return value using backticks and local


From: Paul Jarc
Subject: Re: unable to capture return value using backticks and local
Date: Wed, 09 Aug 2006 00:00:03 -0400
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"Adam Monsen" <address@hidden> wrote:
> foo()
> {
>    local TICKED=`false`
>    echo RV: $?
> }
>
> foo
> # prints "RV: 0", but I would expect "RV: 1"

You get 0 here because that's the status from the "local" command.  To
get the status from a backtick command, you need the assignment to be
alone, not part of another command:
foo()
{
  local TICKED
  TICKED=`false`
  echo RV: $?
}


paul




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