RESIZE(1) MachTen Programmer’s Manual RESIZE(1)

resize - set TERMCAP and terminal settings to current
xterm window size

resize [ -u | -c ] [ -s [ row col ] ]

Resize prints a shell command for setting the TERM and
TERMCAP environment variables to indicate the current size
of xterm window from which the command is run. For this
output to take effect, resize must either be evaluated as
part of the command line (usually done with a shell alias
or function) or else redirected to a file which can then
be read in. From the C shell (usually known as /bin/csh),
the following alias could be defined in the user’s .cshrc:

% alias rs ’set noglob; eval ‘resize‘’

After resizing the window, the user would type:

% rs

Users of versions of the Bourne shell (usually known as
/bin/sh) that don’t have command functions will need to
send the output to a temporary file and the read it back
in with the ‘‘.’’ command:

$ resize > /tmp/out
$ . /tmp/out

The following options may be used with resize:

-u This option indicates that Bourne shell commands
should be generated even if the user’s current
shell isn’t /bin/sh.

-c This option indicates that C shell commands should
be generated even if the user’s current shell
isn’t /bin/csh.

-s [rows columns]
This option indicates that Sun console escape
sequences will be used instead of the special
xterm escape code. If rows and columns are given,
resize will ask the xterm to resize itself. How-
ever, the window manager may choose to disallow
the change.

/etc/termcap for the base termcap entry to modify.

~/.cshrc user’s alias for the command.

csh(1), tset(1), xterm(1)

Mark Vandevoorde (MIT-Athena), Edward Moy (Berkeley)
Copyright (c) 1984, 1985 by X Consortium
See X(3) for a complete copyright notice.

The -u or -c must appear to the left of -s if both are

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