Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 82912
Xterm in RH8.0 has problems displaying output from user programs
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:38:05 EDT
Duron 1200 MHz, SiS chipset (upgraded since phobe2 kept hardlocking - 8.0 runs
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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.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
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
Actual Results: The expected output is like this:
happy muchos machos biggos[user@localhost]
But the actual output is like:
Expected Results: The prompt seems to overwrite and erase out most of the
output. If the string is shorter than the prompt nothing appears
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
Duplicate of 74383
Closing bugs for old packages that have no maintainer.