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Bug #21126 returncodes in shell $? aren't correct
Submitted: 2002-12-20 20:02 UTC Modified: 2002-12-20 20:03 UTC
From: Peter dot Valicek at Sun dot COM Assigned:
Status: Closed Package: Output Control
PHP Version: 4.2.2 OS: Solaris 9 - Sparc
Private report: No CVE-ID: None
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 [2002-12-20 20:02 UTC] Peter dot Valicek at Sun dot COM

there is something wrong with the exitcodes in PHP. I use it instead of Perl for some shellscript addons. I need the exitcodes for sendmail.

<? exit(); ?>
Return as exitcode 0 which is ok.

<? exit(79); ?>
Return as exitcode 255 which isn't ok.

<? exit("79"); ?>
Print out 79 and return exitcode 255, which isn't ok as well.

Here my configure:
'./configure' '--prefix=/www-1/src/php' '--with-apxs=/usr/local/apache/bin/apxs' '--with-config-file-path=/usr/local/apache/conf/' '--enable-versioning' '--with-mysql=/usr/local/mysql' '--enable-ftp' '--enable-bcmath' '--disable-debug' '--enable-memory-limit=yes' '--enable-track-vars' '--enable-calendar' '--enable-force-cgi-redirect' '--enable-libgcc' '--enable-trans-sid' '--with-java=/usr/java' '--enable-yp' '--enable-sysvsem' '--enable-sysvshm' '--with-zlib=/sw/es-tools/' '--with-gd=/sw/es-tools/' '--with-system-regex' '--with-jpeg-dir=/sw/es-tools/pkg/jpeg-6b/' '--with-tiff-dir=/sw/es-tools/pkg/tiff-3.5.7/' '--with-ldap=/usr/local/' '--with-db3=/usr/local/BerkeleyDB.3.3/' '--enable-cli'

I don't  think that a backtrace should help here. If yes, please contact me.

Thx in forward.



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