bugGNU Octave - Bugs: bug #54738, Long lines interfere with command...


bug #54738: Long lines interfere with command window history display

Submitted by:  Marshall <marsian>
Submitted on:  Wed 26 Sep 2018 06:20:10 PM UTC  
Category:  GUI Severity:  3 - Normal
Priority:  5 - Normal Item Group:  None
Status:  Need Info Assigned to:  None
Originator Name:  Marsian Open/Closed:  Open
Release:  dev Operating System:  Microsoft Windows

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Tue 05 Mar 2019 12:14:22 AM UTC, comment #2:

Yes this still happens in 5.1.0.
For example, if I type in or paste in

when my command window isn't wide enough, so that it wraps to the next line, then pressing the home key appears to not take it to the beginning of the line, but press the space bar key and the rest of the line changes to show that it is at the beginning (with garbage before the cursor).

Marshall <marsian>
Sat 02 Mar 2019 09:17:36 PM UTC, comment #1:

Can you try with the latest stable release which is 5.1.0 to see if this has been fixed?

Rik <rik5>
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Wed 26 Sep 2018 06:20:10 PM UTC, original submission:

In the command window if I use the up arrow to go to previous line, if it is "very long" (usually when it wraps?), then pressing the home key to get to the beginning of the line doesn't work. There is still a part of the line shown before the cursor. However, if I edit it as if the cursor is at the beginning of the line, it works. As an additional complication, if continuing to use arrow keys to go through the history past a long line, the beginning of that line stays displayed at the cursor, and needs to be ignored.

Marshall <marsian>


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