On Mon, 2004-06-14 at 13:25 +0200, Hervé Eychenne wrote: > On Mon, Jun 14, 2004 at 09:11:00AM +0100, Scott James Remnant wrote: > > > 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. > It's somewhere near the middle of my personal TODO list, because it annoys the crap out of me. It'll be post-sarge though, because changing an external interface (no matter how poor) right before a release is bad. > 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? > There is already a patch in the BTS, I believe. Scott -- Have you ever, ever felt like this? Had strange things happen? Are you going round the twist?
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