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Re: Problem cat'ing in terminal: buffer overflow?



On Sat, Nov 10, 2001 at 11:33:08AM -0800, Laurent de Segur wrote:
> Hi,
> 
> I recently noticed that cat'ing a bin file in the terminal will render this
> terminal unusable. Here is a short reproducible test case :
> 
> $cat /sbin/mkfs.ext2
> 
> Garbage is populating the output (which is ok in case of non-ascii chars),
> but when it's done, the label before the prompt sign and everything typed is
> just garbage too. I run 2.4.15 but I've seen this on prior 2.4.x builts.

you have obviously never used a unix system before.

-- 
Ethan Benson
http://www.alaska.net/~erbenson/

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