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Re: Feature Change Request


From: pesarif
Subject: Re: Feature Change Request
Date: Tue, 13 Nov 2001 20:41:37 +1100

On Tue, 6 Nov 2001 03:23, Chet Ramey wrote:
> > I just upgraded from Linux-Mandrake 7.2 to 8.0 (Pentium-optimised
> > distribution, which uses their own cooked gcc).
> > This resulted in bash being "upgraded" from 2.0.4.12 to 2.0.4.18.
> >
> > I notice a new "feature" that I really dislike (sorry): If the last line
> > of output from a program doesn't have a newline, bash overwrites it.
> >
> > To illustrate my point, typing "echo -n Hello" in 2.0.4.12 gives (or
> > something similar -- I don't have bash 2.0.4.12 anymore):
> > address@hidden /root]#
> >
> > In 2.0.4.18:
> > address@hidden /root]#
> >
> > This new "feature" (or bug :)) really ruins some of my programs as the
> > last line of output "disappears" just because I didn't append a newline
> > to the output (and sometimes because of the nature of the program, I
> > don't want to append a newline).
> >
> > Please revert this behaviour back to that of 2.0.4.12 i.e.
> > "address@hidden /root]#" instead of "address@hidden /root]#".
>
> Look at your $PS1.  It might have a leading carriage return.

address@hidden /root]# echo -e My PS1 is \"$PS1\"...
My PS1 is "address@hidden \W]\$ "...
address@hidden /root]#

I don't think it does (see above).
Should I perhaps, post to the mandrake user mailinglist list?

Thanks,
pesarif




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