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Old 08-15-2007, 01:25 PM   #1
jhwilliams
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gnome-terminal and console column width


Hello,
I am dealing with some very long path/filenames, and they are wrapping lines and it is obnoxious.

How do I change the number of columns to display in gnome-terminal? Can I add a horizontal scrollbar?

Is it possible to set the columns in a tty terminal to a number bigger than can be displayed? Obviously, this is a poorer idea as there will be no possibility for a horizontal scroll.

Thank you!
Jameson
 
Old 08-15-2007, 06:52 PM   #2
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I assume you are simply trying to have a wider or bigger gnome-terminal.

The following will create a new terminal larger than the default size.
gnome-terminal --geometry=160x40

Play around with the geometry parameter to get the desired size.
 
Old 08-15-2007, 07:45 PM   #3
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well, i could just resize the window for that effect. let me be more clear:

i am hoping use a gnome-terminal as a "window" into a larger space, off of which lines exist to the right, but cannot be viewed.
 
Old 08-16-2007, 11:22 PM   #4
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Okay. I now follow you.

I checked multi-gnome-terminal to see if it allows a scrollbar. unfortunately it doesn't.
 
  


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