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command exit status on windows

Hello,

Is there a way to check if a command executed in ms-dos returns 0 (success)
or greater than 0 (fail) ?

In Unix the module commands.getsta tusoutput returns exit status..
Thanks in advance.

-SV
Jul 18 '05 #1
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On Windows NT, 2000, 2003 and XP this generally works as well, although you'll find that some command line applications specifically written for Windows don't bother with a return code.

I can't comment about Windows 95, 98 or ME.

The os.system call (which works on both Unix and Windows) returns the correct status code.

Felix
Hello,

Is there a way to check if a command executed in ms-dos returns 0 (success)
or greater than 0 (fail) ?

In Unix the module commands.getsta tusoutput returns exit status..
Thanks in advance.

-SV

Jul 18 '05 #2
On Windows NT, 2000, 2003 and XP this generally works as well, although you'll find that some command line applications specifically written for Windows don't bother with a return code.

I can't comment about Windows 95, 98 or ME.

The os.system call (which works on both Unix and Windows) returns the correct status code.

Felix
Hello,

Is there a way to check if a command executed in ms-dos returns 0 (success)
or greater than 0 (fail) ?

In Unix the module commands.getsta tusoutput returns exit status..
Thanks in advance.

-SV

Jul 18 '05 #3

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