Can I set a default argument for bash execution in Bamboo?

In Bamboo, I want my Bash commands and scripts to run with the -e option by default. I tried specifying "/bin/bash -e" as a custom executable, but that couldn't be detected as a capability on any of my remote agents. Is there a way to make -e a default argument/option when using Bash? There are a lot of build and deployment plans here, and going through to each one and manually adding "set -e" is something I would really like to avoid.


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Daniel Wester Community Champion Feb 04, 2015

Couple of ways:

You could set:


set -o pipefail

in the startup script of the bamboo agent (that would affect all builds though - kinda sledge hammer approach).

The other way would be to create a script and have it execute bash -e. Then just change the executable to point to it in bamboo's ui. I would probably go for that one.

Thanks! I really like that second suggestion, and I'm a little embarrassed I wasn't able to think of it. smile

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