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Re: xterm starts with LINES=24 s/b 25



On Tue, 2002-12-24 at 04:35, Miquel van Smoorenburg wrote:
> In article <1040715997.31918.22.camel@localhost>,
> Mark L. Kahnt <kahnt@hosehead.dyndns.org> wrote:
> >XTerms stick to the standard computer
> >terminal geometry - to hard-change that, you'd need to burrow into the
> >source (I presume a header file with such constants) - otherwise if you
> >feel that you must use the non-standard 25th line, that is what
> >.Xdefaults is for, as well as /etc/X11/Xresources/ - while most ncurses
> >applications I've seen now work with whatever screen size they get, you
> >may find some that will stick you with a bad line or confused scrolling
> >because they expect strictly 80x24 (although that is thankfully getting
> >quite rare, what with users of SVGATextMode and of framebuffer.)
> 
> If you enter a university computer room you'll see that lots of
> people run their xterms at 80x55 or so - and have been doing that
> since the eighties. Without any problems.
> 
> Mike.
> -- 
> They all laughed when I said I wanted to build a joke-telling machine.
> Well, I showed them! Nobody's laughing *now*! -- acesteves@clix.pt

I run one at 175x61 (well, I just hit the Maximise button) which comes
in great when trying to track down problems in /etc - my comments were
more directed at the assumption that the xterm being 24 lines tall was a
bug, which was the impression I got from the OP's subject. It is far
nicer than the first computer with a display that I worked with: HP
9830A had one led line of 32 characters (scrollable from left to right
to see the entire line.)
-- 
Mark L. Kahnt, FLMI/M, ALHC, HIA, AIAA, ACS, MHP
ML Kahnt New Markets Consulting
Tel: (613) 531-8684 / (613) 539-0935
Email: kahnt@hosehead.dyndns.org

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