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Re: /dev/clipboard corrupted

On Jun 28 00:16, Thomas Wolff wrote:
> If the clipboard contains large data, the contents retrieved from
> /dev/clipboard gets corrupted.
> I compared the following in a few cases:
> * cat /dev/clipboard or cp /dev/clipboard (which are equal)
> * mouse-paste into mintty, read with cat
> * read /dev/clipboard within application
> and I found all three results to be different, the correct one
> sometimes being cat /dev/clipboard but not always.
> In today's case, the differences occured at byte 10240 and 65536
> respectively, thus 10K-1 bytes or 64K-1 bytes being equal.

I can't reprocude this.  There's also nothing in the /dev/clipboard
code which would rely on a 10K buffer or so.  64K, yes.  But still,
I tried with wordpad, vi, mintty, cat, and cp with a text file of
about 90K.  No problems.  Do you have any reproducible testcase?


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