Issue #8427 has been reported by jen (Jen Marsh).

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Bug #8427: gets method truncates strings longer than 255 characters in Windows 7
https://bugs.ruby-lang.org/issues/8427

Author: jen (Jen Marsh)
Status: Open
Priority: Normal
Assignee: 
Category: 
Target version: 
ruby -v: ruby 2.0.0p195 (2013-05-14) [x64-mingw32]
Backport: 1.9.3: UNKNOWN, 2.0.0: UNKNOWN


When using the gets method from a Windows 7 command line (or XP according to other users), long input strings are truncated to 255 characters.  Here is an example of code:
    puts "Enter long string"
    long_string = gets
    puts "size of string : #{long_string.length}"
    puts "string: #{long_string}" 
For input strings of length exceeding 255 characters, the entered string is always truncated to 255 characters.


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