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Old 10-24-2002, 03:38 AM   #1
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Howcome everything is echoed outside of X?

Hi. I like using the plain old text Linux without X for programming in vim. Just wondering why when I type something .... like say to launch a program I wrote, the command is echoed on the screen before the program runs?

like if I type>

$ programname .... its echoed like this on the next line
Please enter your first name

If I am back in X at xterm I would type>

programname .... and it would just launch program like this
Please enter your first name

without echoing the command I just typed to standard out first.

Just wondering why this happens

Old 11-12-2002, 09:54 AM   #2
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Thats a bit weird. What shell are you using. Can you post the output of env


Old 11-12-2002, 03:26 PM   #3
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you might have "set -x" somewhere in your ~/.bashrc ~/.bash_profile or /etc/profile. If so, comment it out (or delete it ;-)


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