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Re: cat.exe doesn't show entire file in Command Prompt
- From: Igor Pechtchanski <pechtcha at cs dot nyu dot edu>
- To: Chris Eidem <ceidem at Dexma dot com>
- Cc: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Tue, 20 Jan 2004 11:42:15 -0500 (EST)
- Subject: Re: cat.exe doesn't show entire file in Command Prompt
- References: <B83445050D0D6B4BAD2801F1585F9D6E0F1BA6@xmail1.dexma.com>
- Reply-to: cygwin at cygwin dot com
On Tue, 20 Jan 2004, Chris Eidem wrote:
> Hello all,
> I've just installed cygwin 1.5.5 on an XP Pro/SP1 box. Everything works
> according to Hoyle in a bash shell through rxvt (wow, what a great
> tool), yet when I attempt to use cat.exe to show a file in the Windows
> Command Prompt Window, I get a partial file listing. Has this happened
> to anyone?
Hmm, does this happen *only* in the command prompt window, or also in
> It seems to stop at the same point in a specific file, but that point
> differs by file. I mean to say that in file xyz.txt it will stop at
> character 96 (let's say), but in file 123.txt it will stop at character
> 152. I don't where to look for more info, but I'll happily supply any
> info requested.
Try using "cat -A" or "od -c" on the failing file, and see if there's some
special non-printing character in that file at that position. Also, make
sure you're using the right "cat" (i.e., the Cygwin one).
> - chris
> cygcheck -svr:
> [inline cygcheck output snipped]
Oh, and next time, please *attach* the cygcheck output. Including it
inline increases the number of false positive hits in archive searches.
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