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Re: dpkg -l needs wider package name output

Colin Watson wrote:
> Travis Crump wrote:
> > Do you really have to specify COLUMNS every time when using dpkg/less? 
> 'export COLUMNS'

Perhaps this instead?

  eval $(resize)

The 'resize' command queries the terminal as to what size it is at
this moment and creates the shell commands to set those variables.
Note that this is not normally needed since the shell traps the window
change signal and usually adjusts these variables as they change.


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