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Old 11-12-2008
How to capture exit code for a bg job

If I execute a job in background (in ksh or bash), how would I capture the exit code for that job?

Thanks,

- CB
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Old 11-15-2008
Code:
#! /usr/bin/ksh


false &
pid=$!
wait $pid
result=$?
echo result of false is $result

true &
pid=$!
wait $pid
result=$?
echo result of true is $result
exit 0
$
$
$ ./back
result of false is 1
result of true is 0
$

 
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