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Re: shellcommand return-value defines

From: Mark . Burgess
Subject: Re: shellcommand return-value defines
Date: Wed, 18 Oct 2000 16:11:04 +0200 (MET DST)

On 21 Sep, Mark R. Lindsey wrote:
> Howdy,
> I have an application where I need to run a command, and define a 
> class if the command returns true. 
>         groups: SometimesDefinedClass = ( "/...some program" )
> doesn't seem to be workable, because I need to define the class at a
> specific point in the cfengine program. Specifically, I (1) perform
> some editfiles, then (2) need to check to see if the edited files have
> a specific property, and define a class if they have that property.
> And the `define' parameter on a shellcommands statement doesn't seem
> to be that useful; consider:
>       control:
>               actionsequence = ( shellcommands )
>       shellcommands:
>               "/bin/true" define=TrueDefined
>               "/bin/false" define=FalseDefined
>               TrueDefined:: "/bin/echo true defined it"
>               FalseDefined:: "/bin/echo false defined it"
> With cfengine 1.6.0.a10, both TrueDefined and FalseDefined are defined.
> Thus, I can't tell the exit status of the shell command. (The meaning
> of the define option on a shellcommands statement isn't really
> explained in the tutorial nor in the reference manual.)
> Is there a way to do what I need?
> Thanks.

Looking at this with my current version of cfengine, I see no problem.
Try getting 1.6.0.a12. I believe that no changes to this code have
appeared since a10 however, so I am not sure about works for


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