[GRASSLIST:1722] Re: cygwin peculiarities
glynn.clements at virgin.net
Mon Nov 10 08:02:07 EST 2003
Richard Greenwood wrote:
> Hello kind list;
> I am seeing some odd display behavior in the cygwin bash shell with
> versions 5.0.2 and 5.0.3 that I have compiled myself, but not with the
> distributed 5.0.2 cygwin binaries. Below is an example from the g.remove
> command, but similar problems exhibit themselves in other commands e.g.
> g.region. The problem is that part of the left portion of the line most of
> the lines are missing.
> 5.0.2 compiled by me (missing left'ly chars):
> GRASS:~ > g.remove fsh2b
> REMOVE [fsh2b]
> 5.0.2 binary distribution (correct):
> GRASS:~ > g.remove msh2b
> REMOVE [msh2b]
> fcell MISSING
> g3dcell MISSING
> I have the newest (possibly too new?) cygwin distribution. Most of the text
> appears correctly, and all of the modules that I have used appear to
> correctly. Is there a library that is used for this semi-formatted text
> that may be out of sync on my system? Or another area that I should explore?
The code which produces the above listing is in
for (i = 0; i < list[n].nelem; i++)
fprintf (stdout," %-*s ", len, list[n].desc[i]);
switch (G_remove (list[n].element[i], old))
case -1: fprintf (stdout,"COULD NOT REMOVE"); break;
case 0: fprintf (stdout,"MISSING"); break;
It appears that fprintf() isn't handling "%-*s" correctly.
I'm not sure how you could get different behaviour for different
builds of GRASS.
Glynn Clements <glynn.clements at virgin.net>
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