C-like languages have a ternary operator, cond ? true_result : false_result. Python has true_result if cond else false_result. Bash doesn’t have a ternary operator, but there are various workarounds.
I wanted to print succeeded or failed based on the exit code of the previous command in a shell script. In Unix, all programs exit with an integer status code. Successful programs exit with 0; all other values, positive or negative, indicate failure. In Bash, the status code of the previous program is held in $?.
some/command or-other fer example STATUS="$([ "$?" == 0 ] && echo 'succeeded' || echo 'failed')" echo "Results: $STATUS"
There are other ways to handle this.