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How to execute shell scripts that can throw an error without causing Jenkins build to fail

Posted on: October 1st, 2022 by Olu No Comments

Hi folks,

Usually, if a shell script in a Jankins build throws an error, the build fails automatically. In this post I talk briefly about a technique for running a shell script in your Jenkins CI pipeline without causing the build to fail if the shell script throws an error.
The technique is to use code like the following:

set +e
set -e


set +e is the default way that bash runs. That is, if a command throws an error, bash displays it, but continues with the script.

set -e forces the script to exit if there’s an error.

That’s all for now. Till next time, happy software development.