Terminals crap on greater than 80 columns
Posted Jun 5, 2004 0:06 UTC (Sat) by smoogen
Parent article: The Grumpy Editor's guide to terminal emulators
Here is my grumpy user setting. I was given one of those new fangled 24 inch monitors and it has quite a bit of screen space. So I try bringing the xterm up to 256x80 so I can look at logs.. and if I type beyond the 80 characters, I get xterm hell.. line redraws that make no sense, and my editing becomes a couple of characters, ^L, couple of characters, ^L, etc etc.
All the terminals I have tried (konsole, gnome-terminal, xterm, rxvt) all seem to exhibit this.. so I am figuring I must be doing something wrong :).
It pretty much happens right after I move past the 81-84 column...
oh well.. I should be happy to be blessed with vision that can read such small characters.
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