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How to increase the editor display length?

 
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How to increase the editor display length?

Whenever i open the editor (lsedit, edit/tpu, edit/eve), the width is 132/80,but the length is usually half the screen. Is there any way to increase the length of display in the editors. The terminal properties and the editor display is in the attachment.

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Re: How to increase the editor display length?

Hi Karthikeyan,

I generally execute the command "SET TERM/INQ/ANSI/INS/WIDTH=132"
and then open the editor. It works for me and I get a full screen display. The "/INQ" and "/ANSI" qualifier is what will increase the screen length i guess.
You can have that command in your login script (LOGIN.COM) so that it happens automatically every time.

Regards,
Murali
Let There Be Rock - AC/DC
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Re: How to increase the editor display length?

Hi Murali

It worked. I googled it, but there was nothing about /ins.
Thanks much.
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Re: How to increase the editor display length?

Hi Karthikeyan,

>> It worked. I googled it, but there was nothing about /ins.
The "/INS" (i.e. /INSERT) would set the terminal to INSERT mode
rather than OVERSTRIKE mode.

please refer DCL HELP on "SET TERM" for more details.
i.e issue the following command from DCL prompt
$HELP SET TERM

Regards,
Murali
Let There Be Rock - AC/DC
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Re: How to increase the editor display length?

As you can see with HELP SET TERMINAL, /ANSI does not set the line width. Neither does /INQ. The latter issues a request to the terminal(-emulator) to report its characteristics back to the OS. IF the line width of the terminal is 132, the line width in the OS will also be set to 132.

You seem to be using a magic incantation which does what you want, but you have no idea why it does so!

HTH,

Bart
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Re: How to increase the editor display length?

> Whenever i open the editor [...]

Using _what_ as a terminal (or terminal
emulator)?

> [...] half the screen. [...]

What is "the screen"?

> [...] the attachment.

".doc"? A Microsoft Word document? Who is
your target audience? Windows users?


> I generally execute the command "SET
> TERM/INQ/ANSI/INS/WIDTH=132" and then open
> the editor.

I usually use an editor (EDIT /TPU) command
like "[Do] SET WIDTH 200". Doing this
_after_ I'm in the editor means that the
terminal (normally a DECterm on my Alpha
workstation "New Desktop") gets restored to
its original size when I exit the editor.
(Its position is normally messed up some, but
at least some things get restored.)

I normally don't care about height, but with
EDIT /TPU, it's possible to enlarge a DECterm
window before running the editor. (If I want
more height, I often use Vim: "gvim -geom
80x48".)

EDT (EDIT /EDT) has a [Gold KP7] SET SCREEN
command, but I think that EDT can't do a
width bigger than 132 (or a height bigger
than 24).

I don't use LSE enough to care, but you might
try HELP and/or the manual.
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Re: How to increase the editor display length?

Steven,

I use the putty session from a windows PC to logon to the OpenVMS system.
The attachment is .doc

Bart,
I guess the /INQ works solves the purpose, because of the following description.

/INQUIRE

Sets the device type when the /INQUIRE qualifier is specified
and the DEC_CRT characteristic is set. The SET TERMINAL command
reads the current screen size from the terminal and sets the
corresponding page length and page width values appropriately.

After the terminal/screen is maximized and do set term/inq/ansi_crt/ins/width=132, the current size is picked from the terminal and it set for the editor.

Please, correct me, if I am wrong.
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Re: How to increase the editor display length?

Hi Karthikeyan,

Yes. thats correct.
You can put that command in the LOGIN.COM command procedure in your login directory so that it gets executed automatically every time you login (if thats what you want).

Regards,
Murali
Let There Be Rock - AC/DC
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Re: How to increase the editor display length?

As VMS user you very likely have in your login.com a section starting with two lines like

$ if f$mode() .eqs "INTERACTIVE"
$ then

You want to put the set terminal command in that section.

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Re: How to increase the editor display length?

Hi Becker,

>> if f$mode() .eqs "INTERACTIVE"
Thats a good suggestion.

I guess doing this would make the commands get executed only in interactive
mode. So a batch job for example running from this user account would not
execute those commands. Is that correct.

Regards,
Murali
Let There Be Rock - AC/DC