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bug#11705: Strangest Emacs Bug I've ever seen


From: Stefan Kangas
Subject: bug#11705: Strangest Emacs Bug I've ever seen
Date: Wed, 21 Aug 2019 17:33:30 +0200

Stefan Kangas <address@hidden> writes:

> tags 11705 + unreproducible
> quit
>
> "Damian Kohlfeld" <address@hidden> writes:
>> This is a screen+emacs bug.  For whatever reason, it truncated "kbr" when
>> pasting into Emacs.
>>
>> Been using Emacs Console for years (inside Screen).  I often copy/paste into
>> emacs buffer.
>>
>> If I open emacs editor with:
>> Emacs test.pl
>>
>> Then I paste the following text into the emacs console window:
>> eWRvbWFpbjCBnzANBgkqhkiG9w0BAQEFAAOBjQAwgYkCgYEAyZkbrbuq7a4Z1Ato
>>
>> Only the following gets pasted:
>> eWRvbWFpbjCBnzANBgkqhkiG9w0BAQEFAAOBjQAwgYkCgYEAyZbuq7a4Z1Ato
>>
>> I have tested this on emacs in Redhat 9, all the way up to emacs running on
>> CentOS 5.6
>>
>> The same will happen with this text:
>> YEAyZkbrbuq7a4Z1Ato
>>
>> The "kbr" gets truncated.
>>
>> I've looked for control characters, etc, but have found nothing.  Here is a
>> block from Microsoft Notepad:
>>
>> VQQDEw9Gb3J0LUZ1bnN0b24gQ0ExITAfBgkqhkiG9w0BCQEWEm1lQG15aG9zdC5t
>> eWRvbWFpbjCBnzANBgkqhkiG9w0BAQEFAAOBjQAwgYkCgYEAyZkbrbuq7a4Z1Ato
>> iPETp5Ds6OJWwsCGX5LK6FzDj7e8vA298OiXolOME2I9p7LvXtwUfFSCJH+VGWNE
>>
>> If you paste that into emacs, the middle line is truncated.
>>
>> I do not even see how this is possible.
>>
>> Anyway, I thought I would let you know, I've definitely stumbled across
>> something very very strange.
>>
>> Thanks for such an awesome editor, compiler, does-everything-I could ever
>> need program,,,
>>
>> Damian Kohlfeld
>
> I can't reproduce this on Emacs 26.2 nor on current master.
>
> Are you still seeing this bug?  If yes, could you please describe your
> environment more precisely -- for example, what terminal emulator are
> you using (xterm, rxvt, aterm)?  Can you paste this text line into other
> programs running in terminal?  Can you paste it into emacs if you don't
> use screen?

It's been 7 weeks without a reply from the original poster, which
makes it hard to make any further progress here.  I'm therefore
closing this bug.  If anyone can reproduce this, please reopen.

Thanks,
Stefan Kangas





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