[clug] terminal woes

Kim Holburn kim.holburn at nicta.com.au
Fri May 26 09:50:35 GMT 2006

On 2006 May 26, at 6:42 PM, David Murn wrote:

> On Fri, 2006-05-26 at 18:10 +1000, Kim Holburn wrote:
>> I am working on a particular debian server fairly newly installed and
>> I have this annoying problem.  I use Bash and Terminal.app and when I
>> have to use a command line longer than the terminal window (80 char
>> at the moment) the system doesn't wrap properly (cr but no lf) and I
>> end up with wrapped part of the line overwriting the first part of
>> the line ie the prompt and all.  Makes it very hard to use long  
>> lines.
> Whenever I get strange (occasional) problems like that, normally  
> typing
> 'reset' or 'clear' will fix it.  Often occurs after viewing a binary
> file and some random character in the file triggers a setting in the
> terminal emulator.

It's not an occasional problem it happens all the time on this  
system.  Also the line seems to wrap between char 73 to 76 not at the  
end (char 79).

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