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Re: Feature Change Request

From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: Feature Change Request
Date: Mon, 5 Nov 2001 11:23:20 -0500

> 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 to
> 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 gives (or 
> something similar -- I don't have bash anymore):
> address@hidden /root]#
> In
> 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 i.e. "address@hidden 
> /root]#" instead of "address@hidden /root]#".

Look at your $PS1.  It might have a leading carriage return.

``The lyf so short, the craft so long to lerne.'' - Chaucer
( ``Discere est Dolere'' -- chet)

Chet Ramey, CWRU    address@hidden    http://cnswww.cns.cwru.edu/~chet/

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