From: Thomas Achtemichuk tomchuk.com>
Subject: Re: anoying terminal
Date: Thu, 04 Dec 2003 13:49:19 +0000
On 12/04/03 11:05:43, Helder Rossa wrote:
> my terminal in gnome when I'm writing a command bigger than the console
> size it wraps the text to the same line that i was witting on :-S .
By default bash doesn't check it's window size after every command. The
good thing is that you can make it. Add "shopt -s checkwinsize" to your
~/.bashrc or /etc/profile. Works like a charm.
To reproduce the "error":
resize the window
quit, and type a long string at the prompt.
It will wrap at the window's original width and wrap onto the same line.
echo "shopt -s checkwinsize" >> ~/.bashrc (or /etc/profile)
It works correctly!
In my opinion this is something (along with a decent PS1) that should be
added to the default /etc/profile or /etc/skel/.bashrc and the user should
never have to set by themselves.