Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 102450
watch -d reports spurious changes
Last modified: 2005-10-31 17:00:50 EST
Description of problem:
The watch command can show the output from a program periodically.
The -d option is intended to highlight changes. In some cases chars
are highlighted eventhough they have not changed.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Happens every time.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. watch -d head /proc/sys/kernel/random/*
Parts of the first filename is highlighted.
Only the changing file contents should be highlighted.
The problem seems to be related to the length of the
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Mass reassign to new owner
Fixed in 3.1.15.