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Re: [BUG?] read -n limits bytes, not characters


From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: [BUG?] read -n limits bytes, not characters
Date: Tue, 13 Nov 2007 12:06:33 -0500
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Jan Schampera wrote:
> Configuration Information [Automatically generated, do not change]:
> Machine: i486
> OS: linux-gnu
> Compiler: gcc
> Compilation CFLAGS:  -DPROGRAM='bash' -DCONF_HOSTTYPE='i486'
> -DCONF_OSTYPE='linux-gnu' -DCONF_MACHTYPE='i486-pc-linux-gnu'
> -DCONF_VENDOR='pc' -DLOCALEDIR='/usr/share/locale' -DPACKAGE='bash'
> -DSHELL -DHAVE_CONFIG_H   -I.  -I../bash -I../bash/include -I../bash/lib
>   -g -O2
> uname output: Linux mainserver 2.6.18-5-486 #1 Tue Oct 2 23:38:54 UTC
> 2007 i686 GNU/Linux
> Machine Type: i486-pc-linux-gnu
> 
> Bash Version: 3.1
> Patch Level: 17
> Release Status: release
> 
> Description:
>         read -n limits bytes, not characters
> 
> Repeat-By:
>         read -n1 <<< '(some weird unicode character)'
>         echo "$REPLY"
> 
> 
> Also tested with 3.2 patchlevel 25 (IIRC).

Thanks for the report.  This has already been fixed, and the fix will
be in the next release.

Chet

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