getting *term window dimensions w/o curses

Ralph Corderoy ralph at inputplus.demon.co.uk
Sat Aug 11 17:12:11 CEST 2001


Hi Andrei,

> Is there some way to get aterm (and other terms) window dimension(s)
> without curses? I tried (so far) commands.getoutput("echo $LINES")
> but it doesn't return anything when used in a program, although it
> does work from an interpreter.. what gives?

What about reading the output of tput(1) and letting that do all the
hard graft?

    % tput cols; tput lines
    80
    40
    % tput cols ; tput lines
    96
    32


Ralph.




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