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Re: LINES and COLUMNS variables are not exported


From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: LINES and COLUMNS variables are not exported
Date: Sat, 04 Mar 2006 17:20:27 -0500
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Thierry EXCOFFIER wrote:
> Configuration Information [Automatically generated, do not change]:
> Machine: i486
> OS: linux-gnu
> Compiler: gcc
> Compilation CFLAGS:  -DPROGRAM='bash' -DCONF_HOSTTYPE='i486'
> -DCONF_OSTYPE='linux-gnu' -DCONF_MACHTYPE='i486-pc-linux-gnu'
> -DCONF_VENDOR='pc' -DLOCALEDIR='/usr/share/locale' -DPACKAGE='bash'
> -DSHELL -DHAVE_CONFIG_H   -I.  -I../bash -I../bash/include
> -I../bash/lib   -g -O2
> uname output: Linux pundit 2.6.15-1-686 #2 Thu Feb 2 18:29:01 UTC 2006
> i686 GNU/Linux
> Machine Type: i486-pc-linux-gnu
> 
> Bash Version: 3.1
> Patch Level: 5
> Release Status: release
> 
> Description:
>         LINES and COLUMNS variables are not exported,
>         so applications using these variables can not
>         find the screen size.

It's a simple matter to export them yourself; maybe out of a startup
file.  Once they find their way into the environment, bash will export
them automatically.

Chet

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