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Request #18027 exit(0) in command-line use produces 255
Submitted: 2002-06-27 17:26 UTC Modified: 2002-06-27 17:30 UTC
From: befletch at yahoo dot com Assigned:
Status: Closed Package: Feature/Change Request
PHP Version: 4.2.1 OS: OpenBSD 3.1
Private report: No CVE-ID: None
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 [2002-06-27 17:26 UTC] befletch at yahoo dot com
Consider the following command line script:

#!/usr/local/bin/php -q

exit( 0 );


With PHP 4.1.2, this returned 0 to the calling
process (e.g. the $? shell variable).  With
PHP 4.2.1, this no longer works - exit(0) returns

I don't know if this is intentional or not, but
now the only way I can use 0 for success and !0
for errors is:

$return_val = whatever();

if ( $return_val === 0 )
  return 0;
  exit( $return_val );

Can this be returned to the older way of doing


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