troubleshooting Question

bash. detecting last command exit code

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A command returns a code after its execution, typically 0 if it went ok, or a code > 0 otherwise.

In bash, how to detect the exit code of the previous command, and assign it to a variable?
Something like:

Later in the script, how to detect if lastExitCode > 5 (for instance)
Something like:

if $lastExitCode > 5
  echo Hello
  echo Bye

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