Bug#253860: dpkg -l | cat still truncates information
On Mon, Jun 14, 2004 at 09:11:00AM +0100, Scott James Remnant wrote:
> severity 253860 wishlist
> merge 253860 92263
> On Fri, 2004-06-11 at 16:08 +0200, Hervé Eychenne wrote:
> > $ dpkg -l
> > truncates information to the terminal width. So be it.
> > But
> > $ dpkg -l | cat
> > still truncates information, which is clearly wrong.
> > Note:
> > $ ps | cat
> > has the right kind of expected behavior instead.
> Yeah, this is an *old* bug ... there's no need to file it again.
Oh yes, sorry.
But I cannot understand the arguments used by some Debian developpers
("use COLUMN environment, dpkg-query") in this bug thread, that seem to
have been invented just to avoid simply fixing this.
And if it is _that_ old, I cannot understand why it is still not
fixed! Especially considering that the patch would be quite small...
Do you want me to write this patch?
(°= Hervé Eychenne
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