Bug 589631 - printf format "%.*s" in gawk not working
Summary: printf format "%.*s" in gawk not working
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
Classification: Red Hat
Component: gawk
Version: 6.0
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: rc
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Assignee: Jan Zeleny
QA Contact: David Kutálek
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2010-05-06 15:13 UTC by Dale James Thompson
Modified: 2010-07-02 19:06 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

Fixed In Version: gawk-3.1.7-3.el6
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2010-07-02 19:06:11 UTC
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Description Dale James Thompson 2010-05-06 15:13:25 UTC
Description of problem:
The bug in gawk as reported by 513234 still exists in the Redhat Ent6 gawk package. The patch to fix is checked in the fedora src rpm for gawk-3.1.7-3 and is gawk-3.1.7-prec-utf8.patch.

Here a repeat of the original bug report.

The "%.*s" format string in printf no longer works.

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

How reproducible:
Run example from bash command line.
The example should remove the last character from the string.

Steps to Reproduce:
# echo ab123dl|gawk '{printf("%.*s\n",length($0)-1,$0)}'

Actual results:

Expected results:

Additional info:
works OK with gawk-3.1.5-14.el5 and previously on fc10

Comment 2 RHEL Program Management 2010-05-06 17:25:13 UTC
This request was evaluated by Red Hat Product Management for inclusion in a Red
Hat Enterprise Linux major release.  Product Management has requested further
review of this request by Red Hat Engineering, for potential inclusion in a Red
Hat Enterprise Linux Major release.  This request is not yet committed for

Comment 3 Jan Zeleny 2010-05-17 10:56:22 UTC
Patch is in CVS, build is ready. Switching to MODIFIED.

Comment 6 releng-rhel@redhat.com 2010-07-02 19:06:11 UTC
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Beta 2 is now available and should resolve
the problem described in this bug report. This report is therefore being closed
with a resolution of CURRENTRELEASE. You may reopen this bug report if the
solution does not work for you.

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