bugGNU Screen - Bugs: bug #42303, -flow doesn't work


bug #42303: -flow doesn't work

Submitted by:  None
Submitted on:  Tue 06 May 2014 02:49:18 AM UTC  
Category:  Program Logic Severity:  3 - Normal
Priority:  5 - Normal Status:  None
Privacy:  Public Assigned to:  None
Open/Closed:  Open Release:  4.2.1
Fixed Release:  None Planned Release:  None
Work Required:  None

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Sat 10 May 2014 04:32:51 PM UTC, comment #1:

I've looked a bit into it (in 4.0.3, 4.2.0 and 4.2.1 where it all behaves in same way to me).
I've even read manpage twice, but am still not entirely sure how it is supposed to behave, unless it's completely broken on my system :-(. Which may also explain why it's broken for you on 4.2.1 if you don't run autogen.sh (I've included ./configure in this release).

So, can you give me some reproducible list of steps?
Also could you try with ./autogen.sh in 4.2.1 and check if it fixes it?

Looking at commit list between 4.2.0 and 4.2.1 I don't really see anything that would've broken it.

Amadeusz Sławiński <amade>
Project Administrator
Tue 06 May 2014 02:49:18 AM UTC, original submission:

In 4.2.1, turning flow control off via :flow, :defflow or ^A f doesn't work for me. ^S issues XOFF no matter what I do.

4.2.0 works as advertised.

$ ./autogen.sh # 4.2.0 only
$ ./configure --enable-pam
$ make
$ ./screen

$ lsb_release -a
LSB Version: core-2.0-amd64:core-2.0-noarch:core-3.0-amd64:core-3.0-noarch:core-3.1-amd64:core-3.1-noarch:core-3.2-amd64:core-3.2-noarch:core-4.0-amd64:core-4.0-noarch:cxx-3.0-amd64:cxx-3.0-noarch:cxx-3.1-amd64:cxx-3.1-noarch:cxx-3.2-amd64:cxx-3.2-noarch:cxx-4.0-amd64:cxx-4.0-noarch:desktop-3.1-amd64:desktop-3.1-noarch:desktop-3.2-amd64:desktop-3.2-noarch:desktop-4.0-amd64:desktop-4.0-noarch:graphics-2.0-amd64:graphics-2.0-noarch:graphics-3.0-amd64:graphics-3.0-noarch:graphics-3.1-amd64:graphics-3.1-noarch:graphics-3.2-amd64:graphics-3.2-noarch:graphics-4.0-amd64:graphics-4.0-noarch:printing-3.2-amd64:printing-3.2-noarch:printing-4.0-amd64:printing-4.0-noarch:qt4-3.1-amd64:qt4-3.1-noarch
Distributor ID: Ubuntu
Description: Ubuntu 12.04.3 LTS
Release: 12.04
Codename: precise



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