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Re: terminal emulators and size displays used when running bash (OB-tie-

From: Linda Walsh
Subject: Re: terminal emulators and size displays used when running bash (OB-tie-in) ; -) (was: Re: winch trap delayed until keypress)
Date: Thu, 22 May 2014 19:32:39 -0700
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Greg Wooledge wrote:
On Thu, May 22, 2014 at 06:02:42AM -0700, Linda Walsh wrote:
This allows me to dynamically see what I'm doing when I resize a window
if I am going for a specific size (which happens usually after I've
expanded it for some reason, and am now trying to size it back down.

fvwm2 (which I've been using for ages) shows the width & height of a
terminal window in the upper left corner of the screen, while I am
resizing it.  Do other window managers not do this?  Maybe there's an
option you can toggle in whatever WM you're using.
        The "beauty" of the bash-WINCH handler was that it worked
with ANY window manager or NO window manager.

        I'm usually running under Win logged into *nix, so replacing
the window manage isn't so easy.  The terminal emulator I use
most often only displays the size if you enable and extra status line that
displays below the terminal.  I usually have everything taking up screen
real-estate turned off (run w/out menu line as well).  The nice thing
about this emulator (besides emulating linux and most xterm screen
codes), is that it runs natively on windows so it's fast, vs. any 'X' window
will have a horribly longer lag time, making scrolling large files
next to impossible to use (unless you use "jumpscroll", which doesn't
really scroll at all, but simply deletes output when it gets behind).

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