Bug 123845 - gnome-terminal not parsing cursor position escape sequence properly
Summary: gnome-terminal not parsing cursor position escape sequence properly
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3
Classification: Red Hat
Component: vte   
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Version: 3.0
Hardware: i686
OS: Linux
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Assignee: Behdad Esfahbod
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TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2004-05-20 22:13 UTC by Eric Eisenhart
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:07 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2007-10-19 19:26:10 UTC
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sample data (50 bytes, text/plain)
2004-05-20 22:17 UTC, Eric Eisenhart
no flags Details
Example of the correct layout, from xterm (5.58 KB, image/jpeg)
2004-05-20 22:22 UTC, Eric Eisenhart
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example of the incorrect (buggy) layout, from gnome-terminal (8.28 KB, image/jpeg)
2004-05-20 22:23 UTC, Eric Eisenhart
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Description Eric Eisenhart 2004-05-20 22:13:49 UTC
From Bugzilla Helper:
User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.6)
Gecko/20040220 Firefox/0.8

Description of problem:

We have an application on another unix that sends something like:
ESC [ 10 H
instead of
ESC [ 10 ; 0 H
ESC [ 10 ; H
(spaces add for clarity)

That is, it's assuming that when the second parameter is 0 (start of
line), it can leave it out entirely, including the semicolon.

xterm, konsole, the linux terminal and other programs agree that "ESC
[ Pn H" is the same as "ESC [ Pn ; H".

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. run gnome-terminal
2. cat sample.problem.txt (attached)

Actual Results:  Roughly:

Expected Results:  foo


that is, I expect it to look the same as if step one was "run xterm"

Additional info:

I will attach my sample.problem.txt file as well as a screenshot of
the incorrect output and the correct output.

Comment 1 Eric Eisenhart 2004-05-20 22:17:52 UTC
Created attachment 100396 [details]
sample data

Comment 2 Eric Eisenhart 2004-05-20 22:22:47 UTC
Created attachment 100397 [details]
Example of the correct layout, from xterm

Comment 3 Eric Eisenhart 2004-05-20 22:23:30 UTC
Created attachment 100398 [details]
example of the incorrect (buggy) layout, from gnome-terminal

Comment 4 RHEL Product and Program Management 2007-10-19 19:26:10 UTC
This bug is filed against RHEL 3, which is in maintenance phase.
During the maintenance phase, only security errata and select mission
critical bug fixes will be released for enterprise products. Since
this bug does not meet that criteria, it is now being closed.
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