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PuTTY Window Size

AZayed
Super Advisor

PuTTY Window Size

Dears,
Good day,

As you know when you change the PuTTY window size it change $COLUMNS & $LINES value. But we have an issue with sudo & SU2 utility. When we type : sudo /usr/bin/SU2 -i -u root it will not update the window size.

What can I do to solve this ??

Thanks
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4 REPLIES
Doug Burton
Respected Contributor

Re: PuTTY Window Size

Wow - http://forums13.itrc.hp.com/service/forums/helptips.do?#28

Not sure what "SU2" might be. Why not change the Putty window size before you log in (Putty->Window->Columns/Rows/Lines), and see if that helps? You would be pre-setting the window size. Maybe your program doesn't like the resizing after the fact.
tim butler_4
Occasional Visitor

Re: PuTTY Window Size

Screen size updates depend on handling signal SIGWINCH. That isn't generally possible following a change of user.
AZayed
Super Advisor

Re: PuTTY Window Size

I notice that after I change to another user using sudo it doesn't dynamically update but I can hit the resize command so it can update the display variables

Thanks
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AZayed
Super Advisor

Re: PuTTY Window Size

Hi,

The size issue can be solve by running "resize" command but can anyone tell me if I can fix this issue dynamically?

Thanks
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