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Allanm
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resize window


While viewing logs or grepping for information I want the lines to be as long as my ssh window. I tried running "resize" command but the words still get wrapped like before , I also tried to manually set the values of LINES and COLUMNS but no luck. Please suggest what to do.

Also what shall I do to able to scroll back (vertically)longer in my ssh window, would that be part of my ssh client or I can do that through the unix command prompt.

Thanks,
Allan
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Dennis Handly
Acclaimed Contributor

Re: resize window

>I tried running "resize" command but the words still get wrapped like before, I also tried to manually set the values of LINES and COLUMNS but no luck.

To use resize, you need to do: eval `resize`
Have you tried changing the window size first?
(You may also have to regenerate the output.)

>what shall I do to able to scroll back (vertically) longer in my ssh window,

What type of window do you have? Typically you would need to have a scroll bar.
Oviwan
Honored Contributor

Re: resize window

putty would do this for you...
Mike Stroyan
Honored Contributor

Re: resize window

The problem with the window width may be in your terminal emulator rather than the commands that are outputting text. Could you try a different terminal emulator?

The limit of scrollback history is also set in your terminal emulator. But there is a possibility to use the linux 'screen' command to add another level of emulation. The -h option to screen can be used to set a number of lines of scrollback history in the emulated terminal that screen maintains.