Subject: Re: fdformat output bug
To: None <email@example.com>
From: Christos Zoulas <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 04/20/2004 00:16:21
In article <20040419233640.GM14175@sanctum.takilma.net>,
Ben Collver <email@example.com> wrote:
>/usr/bin/fdformat has an output bug on some terminals.
>The program outputs a F to represent a successfully formatted track, then a
>\b, then a V to represent a verified good track. The problem occurs in
>xterm and at the wscons/vt100 console, when a character is printed at the
>last column of the screen. The cursor does not advance to the next line.
>When the \b is printed, the cursor spaces back to the penultimate column.
>The V overwrites the last V, and then the F overwrites the last F. The
>output should go on to the next row, but it doesn't.
>This problem has been reported with a fix from Ryo HAYASAKA in
>bin/15897. Does this fix look appropriate?
Looks fine to me. The alternative is to print ' \b\bV'