On 2007-08-29 14:18, Eric Crist <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
>On Aug 29, 2007, at 1:54 PMAug 29, 2007, Giorgos Keramidas wrote:
>> On 2007-08-29 18:51, Wojciech Puchar <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
>> wrote:
>>> fragment from my test program (used for other thing but doesn't matter)
>>>
>>> /sbin/ping -i 0.5 -s 1450 -c 3 tested_host >/dev/null 2>/dev/null
>>> if [ $? != 0 ];then
>>>   perform_action_if_doesnt_ping
>>> fi
>>
>> I'm not sure if '!=' is a 'portable' way to write sh(1) tests,
>> but you have a point there :-)
>
> AFAIK, the != is evaluated by test, not sh.

You're right.  I did check with SUSv2 and SUSv3 after I posted the
previous message.  The != operator is defined by both standards[1,2],
so I was wrong about its portability.

[1] http://www.opengroup.org/onlinepubs/007908799/xcu/test.html
[2] http://www.opengroup.org/onlinepubs/009695399/utilities/test.html

Thanks for the correction,

Giorgos

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