Claude M. Schrader on 22 Jun 2009 13:40:59 -0700

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Re: [PLUG] recent aptitude changes?

On 11:08 Mon 22 Jun     , Isaac Bennetch wrote:
> || (two pipes) will execute the
> second command only if the first command errors (well, returns a
> non-zero status).

To add some context, this construction is used often for error handling
in scripts. As a simple example, you could do something like:
/bin/cp /root/$file /mnt/server/archive || echo "$file copy failed"
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