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Re: zsh behavior when fork() failed
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- From: Dipak Gaigole <dipakgaigole@xxxxxxxxx>
- To: Bart Schaefer <schaefer@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: zsh behavior when fork() failed
- Date: Sat, 25 Feb 2012 22:03:33 +0530
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On Fri, Feb 24, 2012 at 11:35 PM, Bart Schaefer
> On Feb 24, 4:38pm, Dipak Gaigole wrote:
> } As we can see that zsh continues even if it knows that it has failed
> } in fork and finally the script return status is 0.
> The script return status is zero because the last command it executed
> was successful. That has nothing to do with the rest of the question.
Yes, I understand.
> } Also checking for $? after each command is not feasible. So doesn't
> } this zsh behavior looks misleading?
> Depends on whether fork failure is supposed to be fatal to the shell.
> I looked at:
> Section 2.8.1 lists command execution failures where a non-interactive
> shell "shall exit", but fork failure is not among them.
Got it. But I don't want to add a check of $? after each command in
the scripts specially in cases where scripts are 1000+ lines.
Is there any zsh option to make sure script exit when fork fails? Else
can I patch the zsh code to make script exit on fork failure?
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