Re: Bash true/false builtings undocumented? "false" not working?
On Fri, Aug 17, 2018 at 03:43:58PM +0200, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> The construction
> foo && echo "bar" || echo "baz"
> does probably work, because echo's exit status is (always?) 0 (the bash
> builtin's documentation mumbles something about "write error").
echo can fail if stdout is closed, or if it's redirected to a file that
can't be written to (because of a full disk, etc.).
Sure, it may work 99.99% of the time, but it's still not safe.