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

Roman Kyrylych roman.kyrylych at gmail.com
Sat Feb 27 14:15:04 EST 2010

On Sat, Feb 27, 2010 at 19:26, Dan McGee <dpmcgee at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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:
>>> 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.

Wrapping occurs only when terminal's width is <80 columns,
otherwise I always get the same output:
Required By    : attr  bash  bzip2  coreutils  cracklib  dcron  dhcpcd
                 diffutils  eventlog  expat  file  findutils  gawk  gcc-libs
                 gdbm  gen-init-cpio  grep  gzip  initscripts  iptables
                 iputils  kbd  libcap  libgpg-error  libidn  libjpeg  libpcap
                 libtasn1  mkinitcpio-busybox  module-init-tools  nano
                 ncurses  net-tools  pam  perl  popt  procinfo  psmisc
                 readline  run-parts  sudo  sysfsutils  sysstat  sysvinit  tar
                 tcp_wrappers  udev  visitors  wget  which  zlib

Roman Kyrylych (Роман Кирилич)

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