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    LinuxDocTools.pm: Show actual exit status of sgml call, not what system call returns. · 7410212b
    Agustin Martin Domingo authored
    The return value of a system call is the exit status of the program as
    returned by the wait call. The information in the full exit code consists
    of: whether the program ended successfully, the exit code passed to exit,
    the signal that terminated it, and whether a core dump was produced.
    
    To get the actual exit value, shift right by eight.
    
    Quick summary of the possibilities:
    
      $exit_value  = $? >> 8;    # Exit code of the underlying command
      $signal_num  = $? & 127;   # Signal that killed the process
      $dumped_core = $? & 128;   # Was core dumped?
    Signed-off-by: 's avatarAgustin Martin Domingo <agmartin@debian.org>
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