[Coco] window surprise
goosey at virgo.sdc.org
Tue Jan 17 16:27:19 EST 2012
On Tue, Jan 17, 2012 at 08:23:21AM -0600, John E. Malmberg wrote:
> Only some ANSI terminals will answer about the size. That sequence was
> not implemented in the original VT100. Also only the early terminals
> will not report all their capabilities.
It's a messy question with no simple, user-friendly answers. The
_UNIX Hater's Handbook_ devotes an entire chapter to the mess that
resulted from supporting all terminals equally badly... ESR points out
that, under UNIX, the entire question is obsolete -- ANSI and xterm
are the only ones still used and phyiscal terminals are a thing of the
past. Which is where OS-9 is arriving...
And I'm not exactly the expert. :-( Last time I tried to telnet into
my linux box from my Amiga I couldn't even remember the commands to
convince linux that the mostly ANSI window was 78x16 (or whatever it
> One way that might work to find out the current screen size on older
Bleah. What a mess.
Willard Goosey goosey at sdc.org
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