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Re: [PATCH/RFC] bash.1: "shopt -s checkwinsize" has no effect in non-int


From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: [PATCH/RFC] bash.1: "shopt -s checkwinsize" has no effect in non-interactive shells
Date: Sat, 04 Jun 2011 20:39:28 -0400
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On 5/31/11 10:49 PM, Jonathan Nieder wrote:
> Explain that COLUMNS and LINES are not set automatically in
> non-interactive shells, and recommend direct use of the tput utility
> from ncurses as a replacement.

Thanks for the report, though the tput recommendation doesn't belong in
a manual page.  It's more appropriate for an FAQ or a bash guide.

Chet

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