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Re: Command "read -N " doesn't respect UTF-8 encoding

From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: Command "read -N " doesn't respect UTF-8 encoding
Date: Mon, 26 Oct 2020 09:37:22 -0400
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On 10/24/20 3:51 PM, info@kablex.ru wrote:

> Bash Version: 4.3
> Patch Level: 30
> Release Status: release
> Description:
>         UTF-8 string piped to read command goes corrupt with -N option, e.g.
>       printf "привет"|(read -N 100500 var_text; printf  "$var_text" )
>          returns some corrupt output "�#��#��#��#��#��#�"

Thanks for the report. This was fixed in bash-5.0.

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Chet Ramey, UTech, CWRU    chet@case.edu    http://tiswww.cwru.edu/~chet/

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