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Bug 20690 - Spurious cursor visibility change in gnome-terminal.
Spurious cursor visibility change in gnome-terminal.
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: gnome-libs (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Havoc Pennington
Dale Lovelace
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Reported: 2000-11-11 19:15 EST by Sam Varshavchik
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:29 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-11-12 21:21:14 EST
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Demonstration shell script - run in a gnome-terminal window. (441 bytes, text/plain)
2000-11-11 19:16 EST, Sam Varshavchik
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Description Sam Varshavchik 2000-11-11 19:15:00 EST
The attached shell script turns off cursor visibility (terminfo's "civis")
, sequence ESC [?25l

However, the subsequent escape sequences printed by the example script will
result in the cursor reappearing after the word "seen:".  The shell script
does not explicitly change cursor visibility, though.

This behavior is exhibited only in gnome-terminal, and it screws up a lot
of ncurses applications.

Neither xterm, nor rxvt, exhibit this behavior (the cursor remains in
invisible state throughout the entire demonstration).
Comment 1 Sam Varshavchik 2000-11-11 19:16:19 EST
Created attachment 5259 [details]
Demonstration shell script - run in a gnome-terminal window.
Comment 2 Havoc Pennington 2000-11-12 21:19:54 EST
Forwarding bug upstream
Comment 3 Havoc Pennington 2001-07-12 16:15:21 EDT
Sent upstream as: http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=57458

Closing on Red Hat level.

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