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Re: view the exit status from command line

Kamaraju S Kusumanchi <kamaraju@bluebottle.com> writes:

>>> I want to know if the command exited with status zero or non-zero. Can
>>> this be done in a simple way?
>> $test -x debian/rules; echo $?
> Thanks. Exactly what I am after!

Here's a $0.02 recipe from my ~/.bashrc:

if [ "$PS1" ]; then
   PROMPT_COMMAND='echo -n "$? "'

This way, an interactive bash will print the exit status of the last
command before its prompt, so you can _always_ see it.  Very handy,
IMO. :-)


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