Powershell: Wrong exit code


you start a powershell script from cmd and want to return an exit not equal to 0 but %ERRORLEVEL% is set to 0.

This somtimes happens in older version of Powershell. An example test.ps1:

# My script
write-host "Exit 1"
exit 1

Start from command line:

D:\> powershell.exe -file test.ps1
Exit 1

The Errorlevel does not represent the exit code of the script it shows the exit code of the powershell process. 0 means script execution successful.

Try the following

D:\> powershell.exe -Command "& { test.ps1}; exit $LASTEXITCODE}"
Exit 1

This tells powershell to return the exit code of the last executed command.


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