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bug#34174: 27.0.50; Calling `par' via shell-command-on-region always err
bug#34174: 27.0.50; Calling `par' via shell-command-on-region always errors out
Wed, 23 Jan 2019 10:05:44 -0800
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On 1/23/19 9:37 AM, Kaushal Modi wrote:
strace -o /tmp/par.tr <http://par.tr> par, and
strace -o /tmp/emacs.tr <http://emacs.tr> emacs -Q
Looking at the .tr files, they could possibly contain work sensitive
data. So I am not sure if I should share those files publicly.
We care about the I/O requests involving the text you're reformatting,
so I suggest running 'par' on some innocuous text and just looking at
the associated syscalls (assuming you can reproduce the problem).
Also, please try running the shell command 'fmt' on the same text, to
see if that can reproduce the problem. If it doesn't reproduce the
problem, see how fmt's system calls differ from par's. I mention 'fmt'
because it's similar to 'par' and I can easily run 'fmt' here.
[ So the problem, as you guessed, seems to be with my OS (RHEL 6.8) ..
But why only `par`? hmm ]
Wow, that's older than even the most-ancient RHEL host I have ready
access to (RHEL 6.10). I could not reproduce the problem on that host,