Bug 71345 - unquoted tildes in aliases trash terminal
unquoted tildes in aliases trash terminal
Status: CLOSED CURRENTRELEASE
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: tcsh (Show other bugs)
7.3
i686 Linux
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Assigned To: Nalin Dahyabhai
David Lawrence
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Reported: 2002-08-12 11:24 EDT by Pawel Salek
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:45 EDT (History)
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Fixed In Version: RH9
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Last Closed: 2004-04-09 03:21:41 EDT
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Description Pawel Salek 2002-08-12 11:24:17 EDT
Description of problem:
Following comand
alias r ~user
where user is an non-system user (not necessarily existing one), will trash the
the terminal with random characters.


How reproducible:
Sometimes (always, as long as described conditions are met).

Steps to Reproduce:
0. login at the console (sometimes you can get same effect even in X terminal
window):
1. tcsh
2. alias r ~username
	

Actual Results:   'L,]9[bhYq%'d:+~+2Ue(}xZ%6Ad4yHA(.A|e=45)'<G'`G_^==*eG;t%= @v 



Expected Results:  I should get a prompt.

Additional info:
this cannot be reproduced with tcsh-6.12
Comment 1 Pawel Salek 2004-04-09 03:21:41 EDT
I think 6.12 is what everybody uses now so this report can be closed.

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