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Re: [SLUG] Perls of wisdom???
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- Subject: Re: [SLUG] Perls of wisdom???
- From: Jeff Waugh <jdub@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Tue Sep 10 14:41:02 2002
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<quote who="Tony Green">
> > > How do I tell in perl-speak (ie without rewriting the whole thing in
> > > Java) that the mount point succeeded.
> > How about grepping the output of 'mount' for the mountpoint? That's how I'd
> > do it in bash. :-)
> You can use the return codes - just like $? in shell programming.
> Example :
> if ( system("mount -t smbfs remoteserver:/mntpoint /mnt 2>/dev/null
Tony and I bantered about this on IRC. Checking the return code is always a
good idea, but I would personally check the output of mount too, as the
error code might not indicate that you don't have a valid mount (already
But yes, *always* check error codes in your scripts... Saves face later. ;)
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