Nested speaks break formatting

Bug #425117 reported by Abhishek Mishra on 2009-09-06
This bug affects 2 people
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cowsay (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: cowsay

Description: Ubuntu 9.04
Release: 9.04
Package: cowsay 3.03-9.2

I wish I could make cowsay, think and then speak, as in this example -
$ fortune | cowthink | cowsay

But it seems to be that the cow isn't able to speak what another instance of cow has already spoken.
The format breaks :( as shown in attachment.

I wish I was able to do it :)

Abhishek Mishra (ideamonk) wrote :
Andrew Marsh (andrewmarsh01) wrote :

This is not a bug, this problem is caused by wordwrapping, you must use cowsay -n to disable it, as in
$ fortune | cowthink -n | cowsay -n.

Abhishek Mishra (ideamonk) wrote :

Yay! thx. Not good on my part for being lazy in exploring options.

Changed in cowsay (Ubuntu):
status: New → Invalid
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