perl debugger hangs when output is viewed via a pager

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  • 27-Mar-2007
  • 27-Apr-2012


Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10
Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10
Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 9
Novell Open Enterprise Server (Linux based)


The perl debugger hangs when the output is piped into a pager such as less and that pager is exited, e.g. when running
perl -d | less


Since control-C is ignored,often you can use  control-Z  to suspend the process and then kill it
kill %1 
Sometimes the hung debugger also ignorescontrol-Z; the process then needs to be killed from a separate login.

This isssue has been reported to Engineering and is expected to be fixed in the next Service Pack for the affected products.


Reported to Engineering