Redirecting cat and paste to file gives garbage

Corinna Vinschen corinna-cygwin@cygwin.com
Thu Aug 8 17:33:00 GMT 2013


On Aug  8 12:07, Ryan Johnson wrote:
> On 08/08/2013 11:48 AM, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
> >On Aug  8 17:32, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
> >>On Aug  8 09:48, Ryan Johnson wrote:
> >>>Hi all,
> >>>
> >>>(no, that's not a typo in the subject line)
> >>>
> >>>64-bit install, bash inside mintty, all latest packages with the
> >>>cygwin1.dll snapshot shown below...
> >>>
> >>># <<< --- begin STC --->>>
> >>>$ uname -a
> >>>CYGWIN_NT-6.1 ryan-laptop-v02 1.7.23s(0.268/5/3) 20130729 19:11:42
> >>>x86_64 Cygwin
> >>>
> >>>$ echo "Reading" > /dev/clipboard
> >>>
> >>># hit [shift]+[insert] to paste
> >>># (hopefully 8 characters is not "too long" to paste into a TTY)
> >>># then hit ^D to finish
> >>>$ cat > tmp.txt
> >>>
> >>>$ cat tmp.txt
> >>>Rg
> >>>eRaedaidnign
> >>>g
> >>The only idea I have is this.  The clipboard data is stored as
> >>CF_UNICODETEXT and as the Cygwin-private CYGWIN_NATIVE_CLIPBOARD format.
> >>How's shift-insert implemented in mintty?  If it reads the CF_UNICODETEXT
> >>part and sends it to the pty unchanged, that could explain
> >>this behaviour.
> >The pty already gets 16 chars.  And pasting the text into CMD or, FWIW,
> >any Windows console window works as expected.  So this looks like a
> >mintty bug right now.
> That's what I thought at first, too, but it pastes fine directly
> into the terminal... and then I had a brain cramp and didn't add
> that to the STC:
> 
> $ echo reading > /dev/clipboard
> # press [shift]+[insert] here...
> $ echo
> reading
> 
> Still a mintty bug?

Dunno, really.  Somebody would have to debug this.


Corinna

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