The return code

Jeremiah Dodds jeremiah.dodds at
Thu Nov 13 16:00:31 CET 2008

On Thu, Nov 13, 2008 at 7:15 AM, devi thapa <devi.thapa at> wrote:

> Hi,
>          I am running one service in the python script eg like
> "service httpd status".
> If I execute this command in normal shell kernel, the return code is
> 3. But in the python script its return code is different, ie not 3, I
> mean to say that return codes are differing.
> But I want the return code  3 , not the other one. So, how can I achieve
> this?
> Regards,
> Devi.
> --

Well, I would perhaps start by finding out what the return codes mean. And
then I would move on to figuring out why they would be different in the
script, and then making the appropriate changes. It's probably a difference
in how the "service" is called, or the environment it's called in.
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