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Re: Cmd Line not wrapping in gnome terminal window

On 01/29/2009 10:00 PM, Dennis Wicks wrote:
Ron Johnson wrote the following on 01/29/2009 09:56 PM:
On 01/29/2009 09:52 PM, Dennis Wicks wrote:
Ron Johnson wrote the following on 01/29/2009 09:36 PM:
On 01/29/2009 09:21 PM, Dennis Wicks wrote:

I have just discovered that the command line in a gnome terminal window doesn't wrap correctly. Instead of doing a line feed and continuing on the next line it just returns to the beginning of the current line and writes over it.

As you might suspect, this does not result in a valid command line!

Anybody have any ideas??

Does bash exhibit this same problem in xterm?

No, if I launch an xterm it behaves normally.

Then use xterm???  :P

I'd try that. Where is the doc for setting colors, font, window size and all that stuff?

You mean initial window size (--geometry), and potential colors (it starts black and white, but color apps -- like 'make menuconfig' are in color like they are supposed to be)?

Here's the Command that I have in an icon on my Tray:

urxvt -sl 10000 -bg white -fg black
           -font -*-fixed-medium-r-*-*-14-*-*-*-*-*-*-r

The font string I generated using xfontsel (from package x11-utils, in menu location Foot->Debian->Applications->System-Administration).

The rest I deduced from reading the man page.

This gives me a window with a scroll buffer of 10,000 lines, black text on a white background using the "fixed" font with medium thickness in 14 point size.

Right now I get a little tiny window about the size of a postage stamp in b&w!

Resize the window with the mouse?

Ron Johnson, Jr.
Jefferson LA  USA

"I am not surprised, for we live long and are celebrated poopers."

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