How to get terminal width?

Paul Jackson pj at sgi.com
Sat May 6 00:17:27 CEST 2000


|> atlas13:pts/7:~% echo $COLUMNS
|> 84
|> atlas13:pts/7:~% python
|>     ...
|> >>> os.environ['COLUMNS']
|> KeyError: COLUMNS

You don't have COLUMNS exported.

In Bourne/Korn shell syntax
    export COLUMNS
    python

In csh syntax
    setenv COLUMNS $COLUMNS
    python
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