Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 140975
top corrupts screen when sorting on first column
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:55 EST
With sort column highlighting on when you sort by the first column the
ansi escape char is chopped off instead of the leading space in the
format string. This corupts the display.
This problem was introduced upstream in v3.2.2 with the windowing
feature. And it still persists without my little kludge patch on the
Can you step by step describe your problem (after "top" start what do
you press, ... etc.)? For me it seem right.
Start top from a linux console or xterm. Turn on 'z' color mode and
'x' highlight sort column. Move sort column '<' left until you are
sorting on the first column. Bango!
Thanks. Now it seems like real and useful bug report:-)
It will be fixed in FC4.
This bug was never fixed and still persists today. :-(
And just for reference, my ancient patch
still appears to work.
Thanks. Fixed. Update to procps-3.2.7-8.2.fc6 or procps-3.2.7-10 (devel).
procps-3.2.7-8.2.fc6 has been pushed for fc6, which should resolve this issue. If these problems are still present in this version, then please make note of it in this bug report.