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