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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
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 276 weeks and 2 days 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 276 weeks and 1 day 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 276 weeks and 1 day 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 276 weeks ago

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

resize -s 70 180

Comment by jimi 275 weeks and 2 days 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 232 weeks and 4 days ago

Your point of view

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