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Bug? XShell always give a dialog of "Encountered a improper argument"

Last post: Wednesday, July 8, 2015 7:04 AM by David, 17 reply

 
Sunday, March 4, 2012 12:50 AM - wuj

Bug? XShell always give a dialog of "Encountered a improper argument"

 
Recent version of XShell include the latest 4.0104, when I use xshell to read BBS, there is always a dialog to tell something wrong. Is this a bug ?

Program Ver. : Xshell 4
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Sunday, March 4, 2012 10:23 PM - Support

Re: Bug? XShell always give a dialog of "Encountered a improper argument"

 
This looks like a bug but we will need more information to found the cause. Please send us the following information:

1. Can you duplicate the problem all the time? If so, please tell us the steps.
2. What is the language type?


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Monday, March 5, 2012 1:34 AM - wuj

Re: Bug? XShell always give a dialog of "Encountered a improper argument"

 
1. The problem happens randomly. Though it appears frequently, but it is hard for me to repeat it.

2. I use fixedsys font in xshell and the "translation encoding" is default language
In my linux term, LANG="en_US" TERM="xterm" and the content xshell displays is Chinese character.

BTW: The old version of xshell and putty works well.



Tuesday, March 6, 2012 12:22 AM - Support

Re: Bug? XShell always give a dialog of "Encountered a improper argument"

 
This message is from MFC and there is no easy way for us to find out what is causing this message.

But reinstalling the software may fix this problem. Please try uninstalling and reinstalling Xshell 4.



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Tuesday, March 6, 2012 5:58 PM - wuj

Re: Bug? XShell always give a dialog of "Encountered a improper argument"

 
I reinstalled xshell4 , but the bug is still there.
Tuesday, March 6, 2012 9:17 PM - Support

Re: Bug? XShell always give a dialog of "Encountered a improper argument"

 
Could you try creating a new Xshell session that connects to the same host and try again? A developer said this problem may occur when a session is missing some data.

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Wednesday, March 7, 2012 1:13 AM - wuj

Re: Bug? XShell always give a dialog of "Encountered a improper argument"

 
A new Xshell session is created, but the dialog is still there.
Tuesday, March 13, 2012 6:30 PM - Support

Re: Bug? XShell always give a dialog of "Encountered a improper argument"

 
Thank you for the information.
We will try to duplicate this problem.
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Wednesday, March 28, 2012 4:38 AM - laruence

Re: Bug? XShell always give a dialog of "Encountered a improper argument"

 
if you move your mouse onto a wide quote, like ‘, you will get this warning...

thanks
Wednesday, March 28, 2012 4:40 AM - laruence

Re: Bug? XShell always give a dialog of "Encountered a improper argument"

 
meanwhile, you should also set the "copy the select text into clipboard auto..."
Wednesday, March 28, 2012 10:33 PM - Support

Re: Bug? XShell always give a dialog of "Encountered a improper argument"

 
Thank you for the information. We will do our best to duplicate and fix this problem.


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Saturday, March 31, 2012 7:14 PM - Yong

Re: Bug? XShell always give a dialog of "Encountered a improper argument"

 
You can try to cat some binary file on xshell, it'll display like this:

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then you'll see the dialog popups continues, sometime I have to use task manager to close xshell.
Monday, December 1, 2014 9:34 PM - Ggicci

Re: Bug? XShell always give a dialog of "Encountered a improper argument"

 
Hello, I'm now using Xshell 5. The problem is still there. My terminal type is xterm with "Copy selected texts to the clipboard automatically" and "Use URL Hyperlink" options enabled. After I spliting the window by stroking "ctrl+b,ctrl+%" key map, the dialog always popups when the mouse moves across the pane separator line. But if I disabled the option "Use URL Hyperlink", it would never popup.
Tuesday, December 2, 2014 12:44 AM - Support

Re: Bug? XShell always give a dialog of "Encountered a improper argument"

 
We have successfully duplicate this error and will fix it ASAP.

Thank you all for helping us find this error.

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Saturday, March 21, 2015 1:46 AM - kitesfree

Re: Bug? XShell always give a dialog of "Encountered a improper argument"

 
Is this problem fixed in the newest update? Thanks. As i still got it at version Xshell 5 Build 0553, Mar 17, 2015
Tuesday, March 24, 2015 1:37 AM - Support

Re: Bug? XShell always give a dialog of "Encountered a improper argument"

 
Most of these errors have been fixed in the latest version. If you still get this problem, please tell us how we can duplicate this and our development team will try to fix it.

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Sunday, July 5, 2015 5:39 PM - PT

Re: Bug? XShell always give a dialog of "Encountered a improper argument"

 
Yes, I meet the same problem EVERYDAY.
And I know the reproducing method.

1. Set your Terminal Encoding to Unicode (UTF-8)
2. Do "cat /dev/urandom" and press CTRL + C to stop it when random characters on the screen.
3. Try to move your mouse over random characters.
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Wednesday, July 8, 2015 7:04 AM - David

Re: Bug? XShell always give a dialog of "Encountered a improper argument"

 
This problem was fixed in build 0579. Upgrade Xshell.