There was a nice tread on this already started by yourself:
Kenn Humborg wrote:
>>Command 2 still run => command 3 still run.
>>The problem is I can't find a way to combine a pipe (|)
>>and logical and (&&). Alternatively is there a way
>>to get a pipeline to return the error code of the first
>>command and not the last. Even better would be for
>>a pipeline to return the error code if any command in
>>the pipeline returns "error".
>>>> Bash2's PIPESTATUS array variable. See bash2 manpage.
> Not easy with bash1, unfortunately.
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