[Mono-dev] Newlines and startup scripts

Brian Crowell mono-devel at fluggo.com
Wed May 31 12:05:18 EDT 2006

All right, so I'm a Linux n00b. So I don't have any clue whether what I'm about 
to describe is purely a Linux issue or a Mono issue. Here's what I've got.

I'm running Mono from a startup script as a background task, something like:



        echo "Starting background process..."
        /opt/mono- /opt/my-program/program.exe &

This program outputs diagnostic text every few minutes, but it looks like this:

   Whenever there is a line break,
                                  the text continues without resetting to th
   e first column. This makes any diagnostic
                                            output very difficult to read, a
   nd nearly impossible to read a long stack trace because it
                                                             takes up too ma
   ny lines.

The text is output using Console.WriteLine. I discovered recently-- and this is 
why I think it may purely be a Linux issue-- that the text appears correctly 
after I enter a username at the prompt. This may have something to do with the 
fact that my program's first lines of text always appear after the prompt.

Any clues? Suggestions?


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