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Re: Case of set -e not being in effect in a subshell.


From: Clark Wang
Subject: Re: Case of set -e not being in effect in a subshell.
Date: Mon, 11 Jun 2018 23:06:02 +0800

On Mon, Jun 11, 2018 at 6:12 PM, Bartłomiej Palmowski <address@hidden>
wrote:

>
> The issue is:
> $ cat bad
> (
>     set -e
>     false
>     echo "Shouldn't happen?"
> ) && :
> $ bash ./bad ; echo $?
> Shouldn't happen?
> 0
> $ cat good
> (
>     set -e
>     false
>     echo "Shouldn't happen?"
> )
> $ bash ./good ; echo $?
> 1
>
> Probably there is something obvious that I'm missing.
>

According to bash man page:

> The shell does not exit if the command that fails is [...] part of any
command executed in a && or || list except the command following the final
&& or ||, [...]

-clark


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