Subject: Re: functioning 'resize' for pcvt ?
To: None <>
From: Brian de Alwis <>
List: current-users
Date: 07/19/1994 14:04:59
> Does anybody know why 'resize' (R5 and R6) fail to resolve the size of the
> terminal when one is sitting at the console of a NetBSD-current.i386 
> machine ?
> It used to fail with pccons, and it continues to fail with pcvt, while
> other programs such as elm/vi have no problem finding th correct screen
> size.

resize is xterm-specific (which is why the source is stored with xterm)
and should only be used from an xterm. It sounds like you are trying to
run it from the console while _out_ of X.

> Does anybody have a fix to 'resize.c' ?

Nope, and -- if I understand you correctly -- there won't be a fix.

Brian de Alwis - University of Waterloo:
`How extraordinarily lucky Minta is! She is marrying a man who has a gold
 watch in a wash-leather bag!' - _To_the_Lighthouse_, Virginia Woolf.