Ah! I almost forgot... I think I remember what the case was by the way. The guy(?) wasn't getting any error messages from backticking an rsh command, and the app wasn't behaving as expected. I think it was myself and swiftone
that told him to inspect $? and $! respectively and that unfolded an error coming from the rsh command he was running.
This is way off topic now, but I just thought someone might be still be wondering.
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