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Re: LINES environment variable
- From: "Ehud Karni" <ehud at unix dot simonwiesel dot co dot il>
- To: sk dot mail at btinternet dot com
- Cc: Scott dot Prive at storigen dot com, cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Mon, 11 Feb 2002 23:14:06 +0200
- Subject: Re: LINES environment variable
- Organization: Mivtach-Simon Insurance agencies
- References: <026a01c1b335$b17a85c0$01000001@sknet01>
- Reply-to: ehud at unix dot simonwiesel dot co dot il
On Mon, 11 Feb 2002 19:52:53 -0000, Stephano Mariani <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> I am using the windows 2000 command prompt, which does not impose a
> limit (and is set to 80 anyway). Nevertheless, I tried this using rxvt
> and found that the variable was not set (I cant imagine that the
> environment variable was not `picked-up', something must be changing it,
> and I just haven't figured out why). I have tried this under linux and
> all was well, I am convinced that cygwin is involved.
> I have also set the variable as part of the global environment, and
> after a reboot, found that all non-cygwin processes reported the correct
> value, whereas cygwin processes did not.
> I will investigate when I have some more time.
May I point you to 2 paragraphs in the `bash' man page (2.05):
LINES Used by the select builtin command to determine the column length for print-
ing selection lists. Automatically set upon receipt of a SIGWINCH.
Used by the select builtin command to determine the terminal width when
printing selection lists. Automatically set upon receipt of a SIGWINCH.
If set, bash checks the window size after each command and, if necessary,
updates the values of LINES and COLUMNS.
So bash is actively updating the `LINES' and `COLUMNS' (only if they
are already in the environment). I hope this clarify the situation.
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