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bash, echo or openssl bug?


From: nick humphrey
Subject: bash, echo or openssl bug?
Date: Tue, 3 Jan 2012 14:48:27 +0100

Configuration Information [Automatically generated, do not change]:
Machine: x86_64
OS: linux-gnu
Compiler: gcc
Compilation CFLAGS:  -DPROGRAM='bash' -DCONF_HOSTTYPE='x86_64'
-DCONF_OSTYPE='linux-gnu' -DCONF_MACHTYPE='x86_64-pc-linux-gnu' -DC$
uname output: Linux buildserver 2.6.27-11-server #1 SMP Wed Apr 1 21:34:13
UTC 2009 x86_64 GNU/Linux
Machine Type: x86_64-pc-linux-gnu

Bash Version: 3.2
Patch Level: 39
Release Status: release

Description:
        i dont know if the bug is a bash bug or openssl or echo, but when i
echo a string and pipe it to openssl, the
output comes on the same line as the prompt instead of a new line. it makes
the output hard to read because it is prepended
to the prompt text, e.g. address@hidden: ~$

Repeat-By:
        1. run the following code in bash terminal:
echo OHBjcWNLNGlQaVF5 | openssl base64 -d

        2. the output in the bash terminal looks like this:
address@hidden: ~$

        3. the output SHOULD look like this:
mySecretPassword
address@hidden: ~$


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