Bug 82912 - Xterm in RH8.0 has problems displaying output from user programs
Xterm in RH8.0 has problems displaying output from user programs
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: xterm-color (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Preston Brown
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Reported: 2003-01-28 09:15 EST by xaferfe
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:38 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-08-23 15:44:13 EDT
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Description Trond Eivind Glomsrød 2003-01-28 09:15:59 EST
Duron 1200 MHz, SiS chipset (upgraded since phobe2 kept hardlocking - 8.0 runs
Comment 1 xaferfe 2003-01-28 09:16:01 EST
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Win98; en-US; rv:1.2.1) Gecko/20021130

Description of problem:
 When you run a program if the output line isn't terminated by a \n then the
prompt from the next line wipes out the program output. only the last parts of
the output are visible. This is a bummer if you wish to use programs that have
already been written. Problem springs up with almost any type of code: C, Perl,
bash, ruby scripts. 

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
make a new perl file say a.pl

enter command say:

print "happy muchos machos biggos";

and save the file

open a new xterm and then run the program like say
perl a.pl

Actual Results:  The expected output is like this:
[user@localhost]perl a.pl
happy muchos machos biggos[user@localhost]

But the actual output is like:
[user@localhost]perl a.pl
[user@localhost]hos biggos

Expected Results:  The prompt seems to overwrite and erase out most of the 
output. If the string is shorter than the prompt nothing appears
on screen

Additional info:

Works with most prints that don't automagically include a \n 
to the string. So python print and ruby puts don't have this bug. 
But print from Perl and echo from bash have this problem. 
It works straight from Xterm, and the error can also be found on 
gnome-terminal and konsole
Comment 2 Miloslav Trmac 2003-01-28 11:22:12 EST
Duplicate of 74383
Comment 3 Elliot Lee 2004-08-23 15:44:13 EDT
Closing bugs for old packages that have no maintainer.
Comment 4 Elliot Lee 2004-08-23 15:48:26 EDT
Closing bugs for old packages that have no maintainer.

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