[pacman-dev] -Qi output corrupted when using screen

Dan McGee dpmcgee at gmail.com
Sat Feb 27 12:26:11 EST 2010

On Sat, Feb 27, 2010 at 11:14 AM, Roman Kyrylych
<roman.kyrylych at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sat, Feb 27, 2010 at 18:42, Dan McGee <dpmcgee at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Define usable. Nothing you posted showed any sort of corruption
>> whatsoever, it just linebreaked where you didn't expect.
> We have a different understanding of "usable" in this case. :-)
> Perhaps it would be more correct to say "easily readable".
>> If you are using a crappy terminal that doesn't support queries for size, then
>> use this as a workaround:
>> pacman -Qi glibc | cat
> Thanks, this does the trick.
> It wraps the output of -Qi on 80th column which is fine.

It actually doesn't wrap at all; it leaves it up to the piped-to
program to do the work. However, you will notice you now wrap package
names and words mid-word instead of only splitting on spaces.


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