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Re: "more", "ls -l", and column 80 in shell

From: Peter Dyballa
Subject: Re: "more", "ls -l", and column 80 in shell
Date: Mon, 26 Jun 2006 00:58:10 +0200

Am 25.06.2006 um 23:44 schrieb Miles Bader:

Peter Dyballa <Peter_Dyballa@Web.DE> writes:
I had to prevent the colourising feature, now I actually have to turn
it on actively! GNU's ls is not that careful -- and it cannot display
UTF-8 characters!

Huh?  Neither of these things seem to be true....

It is true for a *shell* buffer in GNU Emacs 22.0.50: I see ``a<empty box>´´ instead of ``ä´´, as in dired. In GNU Emacs 23.0.0 it all looks right.

[This is "ls (GNU coreutils) 5.96" ... Apple has a bit of a reputation
for using long out-of-date versions of things like that, so who knows
what they're including in osx...]

        ls (GNU coreutils) 5.94, from Fink distribution.

In Apple's ls I found with strings:

        $FreeBSD: src/bin/ls/cmp.c,v 1.12 2002/06/30 05:13:54 obrien Exp $
        $FreeBSD: src/bin/ls/ls.c,v 1.66 2002/09/21 01:28:36 wollman Exp $
        $FreeBSD: src/bin/ls/print.c,v 1.57 2002/08/29 14:29:09 keramida Exp $
        $FreeBSD: src/bin/ls/util.c,v 1.30 2002/06/30 05:13:54 obrien Exp $
@(#)PROGRAM:ls PROJECT:file_cmds-116.9 DEVELOPER:root BUILT:Mon Mar 21 14:49:18 PST 2005

This old software does a better job in GNU Emacs 22.0.50's *shell* buffer.



“Computers are good at following instructions, but not at reading your mind.”
   - D. E. Knuth, The TeXbook, Addison-Wesley 1984, 1986, 1996, p. 9

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