[Aptitude-devel] bug: output of 'aptitude search' behaves differently when piped/redirected

U.Mutlu for-gmane at mutluit.com
Fri Jan 16 23:07:32 GMT 2015

why is the output of this
   aptitude search coin

different than when redirecting the output to a file or a pipe:
   aptitude search coin >t.t
   aptitude search coin | less -Sn

The difference is that the result gets cutted when piping/redirecting.
The question is: why such an inconsistent and unintuitive behavior?

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