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Old 04-27-2006, 11:48 AM   #1
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Xterm command line scrolling

On a recent linux system I've been using, the xterm window scrolls long commands horizontally on the same line (prints a "<" on col 80 and shifts all command text left). Most other systems I've used have just wrapped the command to the next line, a much preferred option for me since my prompt includes the current dir and generally leaves me little space between the cursor and column 80. I don't know what is responsible for this behavior on the terminal and no amount of google searches have turned up the answer. Any pointers would be greatly appreciated.

Old 04-27-2006, 11:59 AM   #2
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Isn't that ksh? Then using bash or tcsh instead should solve the issue, if that is an option.

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Ah, so it's a shell characteristic. Thanks very much. Since changing the shell isn't really a good option for me, is there any way to change that behavior. I know you can set the COLUMNS var to something large, but that doesn't always work.



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