Subject: bin/17514 bin/sh and -e
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com>
From: David Laight <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 01/11/2003 12:45:05
Some related 'features':
- the man page (probably incorrectly) that -e only affects
non-interactive shells. The POSIX defn doesn't mention it under
-e, but refers to a section which says that a non-interactive
shell should have exited under many of the error cases even if -e
- although 'false' will cause the shell to exit, (exit 3) doesn't,
I suspect there are others. (pdksh is also broken here, netbsd's
shell from 1.5.2 does exit).
- syntax errors (eg 'for ;') should also cause the shell to exit.
I'll look into it.
David Laight: email@example.com