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Re: cvs exit status

From: Paul Sander
Subject: Re: cvs exit status
Date: Wed, 10 Oct 2001 10:57:50 -0700

Under some error conditions, the exit status gets incremented rather than
being set to a fixed value.  That means that under those error conditions,
the exit status varies and may sometimes indicate success (due to overflow)
if there are a lot of problems.

So, exit status is not a reliable way to detect problems.  You must parse
the CVS standard output and standard error streams for relevant messages.

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I am writing some shell script that invoke
cvs commands: some command appear to return  
always "0".

For example

[andrew]$ cvs update no-such-file.fig  ; echo $?
cvs server: nothing known about no-such-file.fig

My repository is remote (pserver) and my CVS
version is 1.10.8.

There is a method to retrieve the true exit code 
or I need to parse the output messages ?

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