gpg return value problem

Ivan Boldyrev boldyrev+nospam at
Fri Jan 28 07:23:59 CET 2005

On 9003 day of my life Mark Ivs wrote:
> Hello,
> I am trying to capture the return value from the gpg
> command. Documentation says, gpg will return 0 if
> successful or return 1 if there's an error.
> $errorval = 0;
> $errorval = 'gpg --recipient "XXX" --output
> $rootpath\\output\\$filepgp --encrypt
> $rootpath\\encrypted\\$file';

gpg --recipient "XXX" --output bla-bla-bla
echo $errorval

Returned value is stored by shell in variable '$?'.  And when you
assign to variable, don't prepend its name with dollar sign.

Ivan Boldyrev

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