bugGNU Screen - Bugs: bug #34200, Log misses first character

 
 

bug #34200: Log misses first character

Submitted by:  Martin von Gagern <gagern>
Submitted on:  Sat 03 Sep 2011 08:41:21 AM UTC  
 
Category:  Program Logic Severity:  3 - Normal
Priority:  5 - Normal Status:  Fixed
Privacy:  Public Assigned to:  None
Open/Closed:  Closed Release:  Cur Dev Sources
Fixed Release:  4.2.0 Planned Release:  None
Work Required:  None

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Sat 05 Sep 2015 04:50:11 PM UTC, comment #1:

Works properly in v.4.2.0 and later versions.

Amadeusz Sławiński <amade>
Project Administrator
Sat 03 Sep 2011 08:41:21 AM UTC, original submission:

Try this:

$ screen -L -D -m echo 12345
$ cat screenlog.0
2345

As you see, the first character of the actual command output is missing from the log. Apparently the issue has been present in the sources for quite a while now, at least since commit 0b70a7c from 2008. So it might well be this was never correct. It's still present in today's master, 450e8f3.

http://thread.gmane.org/gmane.comp.gnu.screen.user/3760/focus=3763 shows that others are having this problem as well.

Martin von Gagern <gagern>

 

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    Date Changed by Updated Field Previous Value => Replaced by
    2015-09-05 amade StatusNone => Fixed
        Open/ClosedOpen => Closed
        Fixed ReleaseNone => 4.2.0

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