deprecated: 2.70 since: 2.34


g_spawn_check_exit_status (
  gint wait_status,
  GError** error


An old name for g_spawn_check_wait_status(), deprecated because its name is misleading.

Despite the name of the function, wait_status must be the wait status as returned by g_spawn_sync(), g_subprocess_get_status(), waitpid(), etc. On Unix platforms, it is incorrect for it to be the exit status as passed to exit() or returned by g_subprocess_get_exit_status() or WEXITSTATUS().

Available since: 2.34

Deprecated since: 2.70

Use g_spawn_check_wait_status() instead, and check whether your code is conflating wait and exit statuses.



Type: gint

A status as returned from g_spawn_sync()


Type: GError **

The return location for a recoverable error.

The argument can be NULL.
If the return location is not NULL, then you must initialize it to a NULL GError*.
The argument will left initialized to NULL by the function if there are no errors.
In case of error, the argument will be set to a newly allocated GError; the caller will take ownership of the data, and be responsible for freeing it.

Return value

Type: gboolean

TRUE if child exited successfully, FALSE otherwise (and error will be set)