Catching core dumps in a shell script

Martijn van Oosterhout kleptog at
Mon Feb 4 20:08:41 EST 2002

On Mon, Feb 04, 2002 at 06:15:07PM +1100, Michael Still wrote:
> Where would I find a list of these reserved return codes?

No reserved codes. From the bash man page:

> The return value of a simple command is its exit status, or 128+n if the
> command is terminated by signal n.

So 139 means killed by signal 11.
Martijn van Oosterhout <kleptog at>
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