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Old 07-10-2006, 12:31 PM   #1
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whats the command that reports program success?

I remember a command that would do something like output a 0 if the previous program completed successfully and a 1 if it had errors, but i can't remember anything else about it. can somebody help jog my memory?
Old 07-10-2006, 12:46 PM   #2
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The variable $? holds the exit status of the last command.
Old 07-10-2006, 01:07 PM   #3
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oh yeah. so echo $? would do it i guess.

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