How to print exit status in golang?

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Today, Iā€™m going to show you how to print exit status in golang, well in this tutorial we will use the log.Printf() method to print exit status.

luckily, i have found some exit status code example, here we have to focus log.Printf("Exit Status: %d", status.ExitStatus()) line.

package main

import "os/exec"
import "log"
import "syscall"

func main() {
    cmd := exec.Command("git", "blub")

    if err := cmd.Start(); err != nil {
        log.Fatalf("cmd.Start: %v", err)

    if err := cmd.Wait(); err != nil {
        if exiterr, ok := err.(*exec.ExitError); ok {
            if status, ok := exiterr.Sys().(syscall.WaitStatus); ok {
                log.Printf("Exit Status: %d", status.ExitStatus())
        } else {
            log.Fatalf("cmd.Wait: %v", err)

When we run the above code in the golang compiler, we get an error plus an Exit Status log.

Check the output of the above code example.

print, exit status, golang

Try it yourself

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