How to know that make buildworld finished

Peter petermatulis at
Mon Mar 6 03:42:43 UTC 2006

--- Olivier Nicole <on at> wrote:

> Hi,
> For testing purposes, I am trying to build a quite
> old (read slow)
> machine. It happens that every time I start a
> buildworld, I will have
> to leave before the end. And next morning the shell
> I was using to run
> the buildworld will have terminated for some reason.
> So I cannot see if the make did finished
> successfully or not.
> Is there a way to check that make buildworld did
> finished successfully?

Use a Short-Circuit List Operator: '&&'

make buildworld && mail -s "Buildworld successful!"
home_account at < /dev/null

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