I was on IRC.. and noticed this link.. http://mywiki.wooledge.org/BashPitfalls,
if I had only known earlier…
Tons of useful information on Bash Pitfalls… as well as tons of habits to change… :/
My error was specifically #22,
cmd1 && cmd2 || cmd3 where I had assumed cmd2 is going to exit 0.
In most of my usecases… my command is in the form of cmd1 || sleep # && cmd3, I just naturally assume sleep is going to return 0.
Well, luckily for me, it has worked for the most part… but definitely need to change a number of my scripting habits…