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Re: base-[files|password] for 1.7

On Jul 29 06:01, Eric Blake wrote:
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> According to John Morrison on 7/29/2008 5:56 AM:
> |> At any rate, you've given me an idea.  Add this to /etc/profile, and
> |> $LINES and $COLUMNS will be automatically populated for all users,
> |> regardless of whether they use 'shopt -s checkwinsize':
> |>
> |> kill -s WINCH $$
> |
> | Hi Eric,
> |
> | So, let me get this straight, you _don't_ want/need me to add the shopt
> | but you would like me to add the kill instruction?
> Correct, the kill instruction is more efficient than the shopt - there is
> no reason to poll for window changes after every command if the interrupt
> for window changes works.

I think it doesn't work for console windows.  There's no automatic
message when the console window size changes.  There is some code
in Cygwin's console code (fhandler_console::send_winch_maybe), but
it only works when a console event is generated.  And then it isn't
called on key events.  For testing I added the call to the key event
so that the window size change is at least advertised when the next
key is pressed.

Chris, is there any good reason NOT to call send_winch_maybe on
a key event?


Corinna Vinschen                  Please, send mails regarding Cygwin to
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