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I'm trying to run shell script on remote server with my local shell script.
And I have to stop my local shell script when error occurred in remote shell script.

I'm running the remote shell script via ssh like this.

##parent shell script##
#!/bin/bash -ex
scp remote_shell.sh ${host}:${path}
ssh ${host} '${path}/remote_shell.sh ; rm ${path}/remote_shell.sh'
..do something
##remote_shell.sh##
#!/bin/bash -ex
..do something
..error occurred
exit 1

The problem is, when remote_shell.sh exit with 1, but parent shell wouldn't stop.

I tried this script on local(without ssh), and parent stops as I expected.
Is this problem related to the third line ';' operator?
(I have to remove remote_shell.sh file regardless of failure.)

Of course I can achieve this with some If Else code, but I want to make it simple..

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Use

ssh ${host} '${path}/remote_shell.sh'

Or

ssh ${host} '${path}/remote_shell.sh ; R=$?; rm ${path}/remote_shell.sh; exit $R'

Or some other way of preserving the exit code

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  • Thanks! I works for my case! – tonarimochi Jun 6 '19 at 7:21

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