What is the difference between using exit 0 and exit (0) in the shell script?


Hey There,

I'm not 100% sure on this one, but I believe that "exit 0" or "exit" with any number afterward, causes the shell to exit, while exit(0) is a shell built-in that causes program termination. Generally, your program is running in a subshell that will terminate when your script terminates, so, practically, there's not much of a difference.

Anyone else? Interesting question :)

, Mike