|Summary:||can't correctly select wrapped lines in gnome-terminal|
|Product:||[Retired] Red Hat Linux||Reporter:||Per Bothner <per>|
|Component:||vte||Assignee:||Ray Strode [halfline] <rstrode>|
|Status:||CLOSED DUPLICATE||QA Contact:|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Bug Fix|
|Doc Text:||Story Points:||---|
|Last Closed:||2006-02-21 18:51:42 UTC||Type:||---|
|oVirt Team:||---||RHEL 7.3 requirements from Atomic Host:|
Description Per Bothner 2003-02-11 07:39:31 UTC
From Bugzilla Helper: User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.3a) Gecko/20021212 Description of problem: (This bug is also in Phoebe 8.0.93.) If a program (like make, say) writes long lines to a gnome-terminal, you cannot reliably select such lines and paste them. It uses the *visual* appearance of the terminal where a line ends: If the last character on the line is a space, then it assumes the selection should contain a newline, and vice versa. This is wrong: gnome-terminal needs to *remember* for each line whether a cr-nl was emitted or whether the line overflowed. Xterm gets this right, at least most of the time. (I also got this right in my Emacs terminal emulator by being careful when I inserted a newline in the buffer.) The result is very annoying and unreliable cut-and-paste. Note that gnome-terminal (like xterm and vt100) has the termcap 'xn' capability, so you need special handling at the end of the line anyway. All you need to do is maintain a bit for each line whether the line overflowed, and update when inserting/deleting lines or scrolling. Ideally, this flag bit should also be used when re-sizing the terminal, re-breaking long lines. Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): How reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: Run 'cat' in gmome-terminal. Type a line longer than the window width, making sure the last column on the line is a space. Now copy this line into an emacs window (useful to clearly see where the newlines are). Note how the one line gets split into two. Next try type a line the width of the window. End the line with non-spaces (i.e. the last column is not a space). Then hit enter just before the line wraps, and then type some more on the next line. Then select these two lines, and paste them into emacs. Notice how the two lines are now one long wrapped-around line in emacs. Actual Results: See description. Expected Results: See description. Additional info: One can argue whether the serverity is normal or low, but it is one of the things in RH 8.0 that has most annoyed me day-to-day. Note that bug 74611 is related, but different. The fix for bug 74611 does not handle long lines.
Comment 1 Ray Strode [halfline] 2004-11-09 17:49:24 UTC
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 84429 ***
Comment 2 Red Hat Bugzilla 2006-02-21 18:51:42 UTC
Changed to 'CLOSED' state since 'RESOLVED' has been deprecated.