Subject: Re: Desktop (mis)behavior
To: Ken Nakata <>
From: Richard Wackerbarth <>
List: macbsd-development
Date: 08/05/1994 11:50:01
I think that I figured out where the problem with "ls" and desktop lies.

"ls" gets the line length correctly and computes its # of columns accordingly.
It uses <tab> to implement column alignment, based on 8 characters per tab.
In small font, desktop appears to give tabs of 10 characters.