Bug 386 - *s field width specification for printf seems to loop
Summary: *s field width specification for printf seems to loop
Status: Closed FIXED
Alias: None
Product: Base System
Classification: Unclassified
Component: bin (show other bugs)
Version: Unspecified
Hardware: Any Any
: Normal Affects Only Me
Assignee: freebsd-bugs (Nobody)
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Reported: 1995-05-06 18:50 UTC by Jordan K. Hubbard
Modified: 1995-05-06 18:50 UTC (History)
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Description Jordan K. Hubbard 1995-05-06 18:50:00 UTC
	Try this:  printf "%8*s" foobarblatt

	It will loop forever.  The man page would tend to indicate that it,
	or perhaps rather %*8s, should print the arg truncated to 8 characters.
	Either way, it shouldn't loop.

	See above.
Comment 1 Joerg Wunsch freebsd_committer 1995-05-07 08:04:22 UTC
State Changed
From-To: open->closed

Mostly pilot error; the syntax checking for the argument string has been 
made more strict with version 1.2 of printf.c, so "%*8s" is no longer 
considered to be a valid format string.