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Re: more on #92263, dpkg --list truncates package names

On Sat, 2004-12-25 at 19:36 -0500, Scott Schwartz wrote:

> This bug report, is wrongly labeled as "wishlist".  It should be
> "important", because it makes dpkg useless:
It does not make dpkg "useless", dpkg can still install, upgrade and
remove packages.

> More generally, unix programs should never truncate their output to fit
> a terminal. Terminals are irrelevent; pipes are everything.
Convention disagrees with you.  Programs nearly always truncate their
output to terminal width, but are usually a little brighter and don't
truncate where there's a pipe.

Have you ever, ever felt like this?
Had strange things happen?  Are you going round the twist?

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