Bug 470823 - handling of right terminal column is peculiar w.r.t. carriage returns
handling of right terminal column is peculiar w.r.t. carriage returns
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gnome-terminal (Show other bugs)
x86_64 Linux
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Assigned To: Behdad Esfahbod
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2008-11-10 09:22 EST by Moritz Barsnick
Modified: 2009-01-09 01:49 EST (History)
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Description Moritz Barsnick 2008-11-10 09:22:07 EST
Description of problem:
gnome-terminal's handling of the right terminal column is peculiar with regards to carriage returns. Both selection and text entry behave abnormal when the last character of the line is in the rightmost column.

If I do an "ls -l" with a file whose name reaches exactly into the rightmost column (but no further, no wraparound), I can mark this file name with double click. Yet when I paste this selection, a trailing carriage return is also pasted, though it shouldn't be part of the selection (unless I pull the mouse into the next line while selecting).

What I have also seen twice, but cannot reproduce, is that if an input line of the shell ends exactly on the last column, I need to press return _twice_ to get the line executed. I cannot seem to provoke this behavior right now though.

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Choose a directory.
2. ls -l
3. Resize gnome-terminal so that one of the filenames ends in the right-most column.
4. ls -l
5. Select that filename with the mouse.
6. Type "echo " into the shell.
7. Paste the selected filename.
Actual results:
Shell executes the echo command, as if a carriage return was included in the selection.

Expected results:
Shell waits for you to press return, showing just "echo <filename>" up to here.

Additional info:
- Please reassign to VTE if appropriate.
- I think I've also seen this on i386, also F8 (same package version, different arch, different machine).
Comment 1 Moritz Barsnick 2008-11-10 09:24:40 EST
Also happens with older versions of gnome-terminal: on FC6 (x86_64), package version 2.16.0-2.fc6.

Oh the glory of having old machines around... ;-)
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