Re: Bash help requested: Capturing command errors within pipes

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On Thursday, Mar 19th 2009 at 14:11 -0000, quoth Daniel B. Thurman:

=>S P Arif Sahari Wibowo wrote:
=>> On Thu, 19 Mar 2009, Daniel B. Thurman wrote:
=>> > How could one go about capturing command errors within pipes?
=>> The variable $PIPESTATUS is just for that.
=>I tried it, seems not to work.
=>Try capturing a sed error when re1 or re2 has a bad regular
=>expression string.  I have not been able to catch the error.

Sorry, but you'll have to supply something more specific. It's possible 
for a program to have an error but not return a proper exit status.

But so far, my highly scientific test has revealed that all is good in 
pipe testing land in the Kingdom of Bash.

578 > true | false | true | true
579 > echo ${PIPESTATUS[@]}
0 1 0 0

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