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Old 04-24-2006, 02:10 AM   #1
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why can't I get a prompt?


Sometimes when I expect to get a prompt... I don't. An example: I was reading a man page (haha, when am I not reading a man page?!), pressed q (my pager is less), and then... nothing happened. Another example: typed ps -ef, saw the usual stuff, no prompt at the end. Tried ^c, ^[ and neither did anything useful. Am I missing something totally basic here? (I don't know if this is helpful, but I think this doesn't happen in screen. I'm not *sure* that's the case, though.) Thanks!

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Old 04-24-2006, 02:35 AM   #2
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For man pages, you have to exit with esc : q [escape colon q]

For your ps command, if it doesn't end with a prompt, something is terribly terribly wrong here

Is that on Slackware or RH? If it's both places, then it's you, buddy.

What terminal are you using?
 
Old 04-24-2006, 02:58 AM   #3
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if youre using less as the pager, then q should quit and return you to the shell. Something is terribly wrong if thats the case..
 
Old 04-24-2006, 08:20 AM   #4
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If it's in Slackware, what is the version of Bash?
 
Old 04-24-2006, 10:26 AM   #5
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It's just in Slack. I'm using xterm and bash 3.00.16 (and I was wrong about it not happening with screen).
 
Old 04-24-2006, 10:28 AM   #6
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that's the right version. Does it happen in console mode?
 
Old 04-24-2006, 10:32 AM   #7
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Are you sure it's the right version? He should have build 4 of Bash 3.0, I think.

ftp://ftp.belnet.be/packages/slackwa...tches/packages
 
Old 04-24-2006, 10:37 AM   #8
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The version he has is the one that comes with the Slackware 10.2 installation.

I did bash --version and I got the same results as him. Anyway I think it's user error (not understanding how to get out of man) and maybe some other stuff too, and not a problem with bash.
 
Old 04-24-2006, 10:39 AM   #9
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Yes, indeed. And from the changelog:

"a/bash-3.0-i486-4.tgz: Fixed an obscure bug where suspending the first process
started in a new shell would cause it to hang.
Thanks to Grant Coady for discovering and fixing this bug."
 
Old 04-24-2006, 11:05 AM   #10
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Wow, thank you so much!
 
Old 04-24-2006, 11:26 AM   #11
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Does that mean you fixed something?
 
  


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