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Re: subshell vs. su and +e


From: Andreas Schwab
Subject: Re: subshell vs. su and +e
Date: Sat, 21 Jul 2007 10:12:13 +0200
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"BuraphaLinux Server" <address@hidden> writes:

> su -p nobody -s /sbin/bash << EOF
> export HOME=/tmp
> # turn off error crashing and turn on tracing
> set +e -x
> # begin the non-root stuff here
> cd /tmp/mindy
> shazbot is not a valid command
> if ((${?}!=0))   # <--- ${?} is zero here not 127 ?????

The variable is already substituted while the here-document is read.
Either quote the dollar sign, or use a quoted here-document.

Andreas.

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