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  2. JENKINS-26133

Shell script taking/returning output/status

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      Currently sh has no meaningful return value, and throws an exception if the exit status is not zero. Would be nice to have an option to have it return the exit code (zero or not) as an integer value:

      def r = sh script: 'someCommand', returnStatus: true
      

      Current workaround:

      sh 'someCommand; echo $? > status'
      def r = readFile('status').trim()
      

      Or to have it return its standard output (akin to shell backticks):

      def lines = sh(script: 'dumpStuff.sh', returnStdout: true).split("\r?\n")
      

      Workaround:

      sh 'dumpStuff.sh > result'
      def lines = readFile('result').split("\r?\n")
      

      Or to have it take something on standard input:

      sh script: 'loadStuff.sh', stdin: someText
      

      Workaround:

      writeFile file: 'input', text: someText
      sh 'loadStuff.sh < input'
      

      Probably requires some API changes in durable-task.

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              • Assignee:
                jglick Jesse Glick
                Reporter:
                jglick Jesse Glick
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