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Resize a Terminal Window

Terminal - Resize a Terminal Window
printf "\e[8;70;180;t"
2010-01-07 05:58:16
User: jearsh
Functions: printf
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Resize a Terminal Window

Replace 70 with the desired height.

Replace 180 with the desired width.

I put it in my bashrc, because by default my terminal is too small.

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Neat. :)

Under MacOS using Terminal, if you set the height and width to absurdly huge values, this will perfectly fullscreen the Terminal window.

Comment by ianh 237 weeks ago

Nice. Of course if you're using gnome-terminal, then there's no need: change the shortcut to run:

gnome-terminal --maximize gnome-terminal --full-screen
Comment by flatcap 237 weeks ago

Doesn't work in PuTTY on Windows ;oP

If you know what size you want to make your xterm (e.g. the 70 & 180) you can start a larger xterm with:

xterm -geometry 70x180

(or use -geo for geometry)

and place it in the right place on screen with:

xterm -geo 70x180+5+10
Comment by JohnGH 237 weeks ago

This is typically something I've done by editing /usr/share/vte/termcap/xterm, but that tends to get reset a lot on upgrades. This is good because I can just add it to my .bashrc, which has the added benefit of surviving full reinstalls and new machines (I sync my .bashrc around). Nice :)

Comment by jdob 236 weeks and 6 days ago

Good to know... gnome-terminal will let you say:

resize -s 70 180

Comment by jimi 236 weeks ago

It would be a lot better to do this with tput(1) -- assuming you have the one from ncurses, at least -- rather than hard-coding the control sequences like that.

Comment by SamB 193 weeks and 2 days ago

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