Headless LibreOffice fails with zero status code?

asked 2020-02-15 03:00:35 +0100

lffg gravatar image

I'm trying to develop a wrapper around the LibreOffice command line interface to convert some files to the PDF format, but when an error occurs, a zero status code is returned:

As you can see in the above image, although an error has occurred, a zero status code was returned.

I would expect that this kind of error should return a status code greater or equal 1, which is not the case. Is there an option or something to "fix" that?

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And what should be the error code if several filenames were provided, and some failed, some succeeded converting?

(I'm not telling it's OK; just asking your opinion.)

Generally that better filed to bug tracker. In case when all files failed, we should likely return error; and even for some failed, maybe something like "some failed"; no idea how would it affect existing scripts...

Mike Kaganski gravatar imageMike Kaganski ( 2020-02-15 08:02:18 +0100 )edit

I only think that return zero is not a "right" thing to do in that specific situation, as a zero-status indicates that everything went well, which is not the case. So, I would use any status greater than zero. :)

lffg gravatar imagelffg ( 2020-02-15 20:44:11 +0100 )edit

So when you file the bug, please mention its number here (use syntax tdf#NNNNNN to have it automatically linkified). Thanks!

Mike Kaganski gravatar imageMike Kaganski ( 2020-02-16 06:45:05 +0100 )edit