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Old 03-14-2006, 01:49 PM   #1
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Unhappy Shell Term variable help

At the console, my display is only a few inches in width and height. compared to the physical size of the screen, this is tiny and I want to configure the shell to use all the screen by default.

I am running BASH shell on a Lifebook 1020 Laptop (with FreeBsd). when I type: echo $TERM, I get 'cons25' - i guess that this could be the problem.

What value should I give to TERM for a generic laptop display so that the whole screen can be used?

Old 03-15-2006, 07:14 AM   #2
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hi there,
i am not sure if $TERM is the problem.
but answering your question...
export TERM=whatever
in your .bashrc or .profile or ...
will change the variable.


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