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bug #41678: Nano messes up after pressing backspace

Submitted by:  Jerald Johnson <cpjerry>
Submitted on:  Mon 24 Feb 2014 01:13:44 AM UTC  
 
Category: NoneSeverity: 3 - Normal
Item Group: NoneStatus: Need Info
Privacy: PublicAssigned to: None
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Wed 26 Feb 2014 08:58:26 AM UTC, comment #3:

If you can, please build from SVN. By default it will install to /usr/local, and you can make uninstall afterwards. And you don't even need to install, you can just run src/nano from the source tree, maybe make a temporarry alias.

Benno Schulenberg <bens>
Project Member
Tue 25 Feb 2014 01:04:34 PM UTC, comment #2:

I have not found a way to reliably reproduce this sadly.

I notice it more when editing a "complex" file like httpd.conf

I can try the version, however this is the version centos 6.5 is sending out and I don't like modifying my repos from the base on my servers.

You can set this "needs info" or the like while I find steps to reproduce, and test on the latest version.

Jerald Johnson <cpjerry>
Mon 24 Feb 2014 10:15:30 AM UTC, comment #1:

What do you mean with mess up? Does the display get garbled? Does a ^L not fix that? Or does the file itself get damaged? Do you maybe have a small example plus a sequence of keystrokes that reliably reproduces the effect?

Your version is rather old. Can you try with 2.2.6 or SVN to see whether it is maybe already fixed?

Benno Schulenberg <bens>
Project Member
Mon 24 Feb 2014 01:13:44 AM UTC, original submission:

Using nano and pressing backspace can cause nano to mess up.

I've included an strace, however I was my strace foo is limited so I couldn't get much from it.

It appears to only happen after a special character such as "

[~/www]# nano -V
GNU nano version 2.0.9 (compiled 07:18:28, Nov 12 2010)
(C) 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007
Free Software Foundation, Inc.
Email: -unavailable- Web: http://www.nano-editor.org/
Compiled options: --enable-color --enable-extra --enable-multibuffer --enable-nanorc --enable-utf8
[~/www]#

stock from yum centos 6.5

Please let me know if you need anything else

Jerald Johnson <cpjerry>

 

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file #30682:  nano.strace2.2876.txt added by cpjerry (67kB - text/plain)

 

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    Date Changed By Updated Field Previous Value => Replaced By
    Wed 26 Feb 2014 08:58:26 AM UTCbensStatusNone=>Need Info
    Mon 24 Feb 2014 01:13:44 AM UTCcpjerryAttached File-=>Added nano.strace2.2876.txt, #30682

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