Debian Bug report logs - #244746
dialog: request for an option to flush the keyboard input at the beginning

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Package: dialog; Maintainer for dialog is Santiago Vila <>; Source for dialog is src:dialog.

Reported by: Vincent Lefevre <>

Date: Mon, 19 Apr 2004 20:48:02 UTC

Severity: wishlist

Found in version 0.9b-20040316-1

Fixed in version dialog/0.9b-20040421-1

Done: Santiago Vila <>

Bug is archived. No further changes may be made.

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From: Vincent Lefevre <>
To: Debian Bug Tracking System <>
Subject: dialog: request for an option to flush the keyboard input at the beginning
Date: Mon, 19 Apr 2004 22:37:23 +0200
Package: dialog
Version: 0.9b-20040316-1
Severity: wishlist

Please, could we have an option in dialog to flush the keyboard input
at the beginning (by discarding any previously typed key)?

Or this could be the default. I don't know what's the best choice.

This would be useful for netenv at boot time, for instance (bug 244476).

-- System Information:
Debian Release: testing/unstable
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (900, 'testing'), (200, 'unstable')
Architecture: powerpc (ppc)
Kernel: Linux 2.4.25-powerpc
Locale: LANG=POSIX, LC_CTYPE=en_US.ISO8859-1

Versions of packages dialog depends on:
ii  debianutils                 2.8.1        Miscellaneous utilities specific t
ii  libc6                       2.3.2.ds1-11 GNU C Library: Shared libraries an
ii  libncursesw5                5.4-3        Shared libraries for terminal hand

-- no debconf information

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Message #10 received at (full text, mbox):

From: Santiago Vila <>
Subject: Bug#244746: fixed in dialog 0.9b-20040421-1
Date: Thu, 22 Apr 2004 10:02:03 -0400
Source: dialog
Source-Version: 0.9b-20040421-1

We believe that the bug you reported is fixed in the latest version of
dialog, which is due to be installed in the Debian FTP archive:

  to pool/main/d/dialog/dialog_0.9b-20040421-1.diff.gz
  to pool/main/d/dialog/dialog_0.9b-20040421-1.dsc
  to pool/main/d/dialog/dialog_0.9b-20040421-1_i386.deb
  to pool/main/d/dialog/dialog_0.9b-20040421.orig.tar.gz

A summary of the changes between this version and the previous one is

Thank you for reporting the bug, which will now be closed.  If you
have further comments please address them to,
and the maintainer will reopen the bug report if appropriate.

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Santiago Vila <> (supplier of updated dialog package)

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Format: 1.7
Date: Thu, 22 Apr 2004 15:49:40 +0200
Source: dialog
Binary: dialog
Architecture: source i386
Version: 0.9b-20040421-1
Distribution: unstable
Urgency: low
Maintainer: Santiago Vila <>
Changed-By: Santiago Vila <>
 dialog     - Displays user-friendly dialog boxes from shell scripts
Closes: 244746 244777
 dialog (0.9b-20040421-1) unstable; urgency=low
   * New upstream release.
   - Typed keys before dialog is invoked are discarded (Closes: #244746).
   - Fixed dlg_match_char() function (Closes: #244777).
 0381304dd0d2c907f36752d970d2b700 596 misc optional dialog_0.9b-20040421-1.dsc
 7dff58b2c51c4c6e75d04a53b850eed9 274416 misc optional dialog_0.9b-20040421.orig.tar.gz
 0fbb1e60bfecea7c87e87b85fb4250c9 7286 misc optional dialog_0.9b-20040421-1.diff.gz
 8365d4a4ffd50a0b2b88f3afbe1fd724 168696 misc optional dialog_0.9b-20040421-1_i386.deb

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