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First, you have no way of knowing how many bytes were printed, so you have no idea if the number of bytes is a multiple of a reasonable buffer size. How then can you claim the buffering is weird?

Second, the number of bytes that didn't print is even more telling. Could 73 lines fit in a normal buffer? Probably.

Thirdly, why do you assume he's printing to a tty? To count the lines exactly, he probably redirected stdout. That disables line buffering.

Finally, that a line was only partially printed is a very good indicator of a buffering problem.


In reply to Re^3: SLOW DOWN, you move too fast..... by ikegami
in thread SLOW DOWN, you move too fast..... by perlNinny

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