LINES and COLUMNS not getting updated
Wed May 31 15:47:00 GMT 2006
On Wed, May 31, 2006 at 10:07:48AM -0400, Kenneth Nellis wrote:
>In my Cygwin X-Windows xterm environment, I'm not seeing the LINES and COLUMNS environment variables getting updated correctly after my window is resized. Furthermore, "echo $COLUMNS" and "printenv COLUMNS" don't agree. (I didn't see relevant articles in the archives.)
>It seems to start off working as expected, but soon fails. What seems to work reliably is the following sequence in a new login shell:
>1) export COLUMNS=80
>2) printenv COLUMNS; # correctly shows 80
>3) # resize xterm window width
>4) printenv COLUMNS; # correctly shows new width
>Two interesting repeatable anomalies:
>1) If I omit step 2, the last step reports 80, regardless of the window width; and
>2) "echo $COLUMNS" always reports 80, regardless of what printenv reports.
>Also, printenv seems frequently to get stuck at the value 94, regardless of the actual width. This and many other anomalies don't seem to be repeatable.
>I observe LINES behaving similarly to COLUMNS.
>FWIW, I???m using:
>Windows XP Professional Ver 5.1 Build 2600 Service Pack 2
>Cygwin DLL version 1.5.19
>I'm starting my bash session within an xterm window with "xterm -e /usr/bin/bash -l" from a standard startxwin.bat and TERM=xterm.
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