Re: question about display lines long than the screen
> but why debian no "COLUMNS" and "LINES" enviroment variable?
> distributation just differ from the installation and maintain tools is it?
this may be version related.
these both variables are set by bash, so it is possible, that the version
distributed with debian does not allow you to set them to arbitrary
values. however, there are some options related to this. try "man bash"
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