Section: User Commands (1)
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resize - set TERMCAP and terminal settings to current xterm window size
[ -u | -c ] [ -s [ row col ] ]
prints a shell command for setting the TERM and TERMCAP environment variables
to indicate the current size of xterm window from which the command
is run. For this output to take effect, resize must either be evaluated
as part of the command line (usually done with a shell alias or function) or
else redirected to a file which can then be read in. From the C shell (usually
known as /bin/csh), the following alias could be defined in the
% alias rs set noglob; eval `resize`
After resizing the window, the user would type:
Users of versions of the Bourne shell (usually known as /bin/sh) that
don't have command
functions will need to send the output to a temporary file and then read it back
in with the . command:
$ resize > /tmp/out
$ . /tmp/out
The following options may be used with resize:
This option indicates that Bourne shell commands should be generated even if
the user's current shell isn't /bin/sh.
This option indicates that C shell commands should be generated even if the
user's current shell isn't /bin/csh.
- -s [rows columns]
This option indicates that Sun console escape sequences will be used
instead of the VT100-style xterm escape codes.
If rows and
columns are given, resize will ask the xterm to resize
itself. However, the window manager may choose to disallow the change.
Note that the Sun console escape sequences are recognized
by XFree86 xterm and
The resize program may be installed as sunsize,
which causes makes it assume the -s option.
The rows and
columns arguments must appear last; though they are normally
associated with the -s option, they are parsed separately.
for the base termcap entry to modify.
user's alias for the command.
csh(1), tset(1), xterm(1)
Mark Vandevoorde (MIT-Athena), Edward Moy (Berkeley)
Copyright (c) 1984, 1985 by X Consortium
for a complete copyright notice.
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