[ANNOUNCEMENT] Updated: cygutils 1.4.16-8 (Test)
Sun Nov 21 10:36:25 GMT 2021
Denis Excoffier wrote:
>> On 2021-11-03 10:59, Mark Geisert wrote:
>> The following packages have been uploaded to the Cygwin distribution:
>> * cygutils-1.4.16-8
>> * cygutils-extra-1.4.16-8
>> * cygutils-x11-1.4.16-8
> The '-u' or '-d' option of getclip does not seem to work properly under xterm.
> How to reproduce:
> 1) Open an xterm
> 2) Select a simple piece of text (with no line ending)
> 3) getclip -u
> 4) Observe 'Segmentation fault(core dumped)'
> If step 2 is replaced by ‘printf AAAA | putclip', no error.
> If step 3 is replaced by ‘getclip’, no error.
> I can’t tell whether this is new or not.
It appears to be old. An xterm selection is placed on the Windows clipboard in
CF_UNICODETEXT format. 'getclip' can deal with this, 'getclip -u' and 'getclip
-d' cannot; they always request CF_TEXT (i.e., ANSI) format and assume they get a
buffer of data. But the formats don't match and there's no data supplied. That's
why the segfault occurs.
I've committed a patch to the cygutils git repository that fixes the segfault:
The fix will be part of an upcoming build of cygutils, 1.4.16-9, hopefully in the
next few days. Beyond that, the limitation in formats with "-u" and "-d" will be
relaxed later on.
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