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Re: sh -e changes broke pkgsrc

On Mon, May 26, 2008 at 11:41:56PM +0300, Aleksey Cheusov wrote:
 > > According to POSIX only failing *simple commands* are supposed to
 > > cause -e exits. So this is not true...
 > Strictly speaking you right.  Though, this is nonsense IMHO.
 > [examples]

Those are moot in connection with the specific point about non-simple
commands, because they contain failing simple commands within them.

You need something like "set -e; false || (set +e; false)" which
shouldn't exit even if "set -e; false || false" does exit because of
the right-hand false.

David A. Holland

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