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how to handle error in bash scripting in unix

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hi,

How do i handle an error if for example, i cannot connect to database in bash scripting in unix.

pls help!
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if [ $? != 0 ]; then
  echo error occured
fi
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by:megabyte78
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just to confirm, can i do something like this?

if [ sqlplus -s /nolog != 0]; then
   echo error occured
fi
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by:yuzh
ID: 7109962
what ahoffmann mean is:

sqlplus -s /nolog
if [ $? -ne 0 ] ; then
  echo error occured
fi
# $? is the return value of your last command

you can do something like the following:

if sqlplus -s /nolog ; then
   echo "ok !"
else
   echo "error occured"
fi


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