Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 977957
watch does not support UTF-8
Last modified: 2016-01-31 20:58:37 EST
+++ This bug was initially created as a clone of Bug #965867 +++
$ echo 'Příliš žluťoučký kůň úpěl ďábelské ódy' > /tmp/utf8-test
$ watch -tn5 "cat /tmp/utf8-test"
Pli luouk k pl belsk dy
$ rpm -qf $(which watch)
Solution is along the lines of attachment 751650 [details]:
extend configure with --enable-watch8bit
Thanks for considering; it would be sad not to support UTF-8
whenever so little effort is needed for that.
After a new discussion about the UTF-8 support in watch and re-evaluating the pros and cons I'm gonna enable this in F19 and RHEL7.
Díky Jaromíre, great to hear that.
UTF8 enabled in procps-ng-3.3.7-5.el7