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emetib 10-28-2003 06:42 PM

line wrapping in terminal
how do i turn on the line wrapping in my terminals?

it doesn't matter what i'm in eterm, konsole, xterm, the lines are not going to the next line. they are over lapping what i have typed previously.


i've searched here, googled, and still haven't found the solution to my particular problem. any ideas?


idaho 10-29-2003 09:45 AM

Sounds like you have a configuration file that is turning autoline wrapping off. Look at the xterm man page, but a "-aw" line will do this.

emetib 10-29-2003 07:35 PM

i took a look at the man page, seen what you are saying. yet when i call up xterm from another console, xterm -aw, it still doesn't wrap the lines. i tried other methods also, still no luck.

thank you.

idaho 10-29-2003 09:11 PM

Puzzling, when I call xterm +aw I get exactly the type of behavior you are describing.

I looked closer at the man page. It appears that (for me) the system wide defaults should be in /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/app-defaults/Xterm. The user defaults should be settable in ~/.Xdefaults. I would expect (and for me it did) that the command line arguments would override these configuration files.

Do you get the same behavior when X is not running?

emetib 10-29-2003 10:18 PM

i went into a vc and the linewrap is still off. a friend of mine told me that all of the original bash files are in /etc/skel/. here i found a .bashrc, cp to my home and the line wrapping is back on.

it seems like once i set my prompt to be a custom set up, having yellow for the user and red for root (did that for a quicker reference on who i was at the time), somehow the linewrapping shut it self off. now i just have to figure out how to have the two of them work together.

thank you much.
take care.

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