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Resizing xterm while running Octave

From: John W. Eaton
Subject: Resizing xterm while running Octave
Date: Wed, 21 Apr 1999 21:37:53 -0500 (CDT)

On 20-Apr-1999, Dirk Laurie <address@hidden> wrote:

| [I'm still on 2.0.13]
| I get annoyed with Octave using a pager for output, which then vanishes
| off my screen, or splitting a matrix into two parts, so I resize the xterm
| to have more lines or columns respectively.  Octave does not notice the
| difference and fails to use the extra space.
| system('resize') resets the environment variables COLUMNS and LINES,
| but Octave takes no notice.  I can't find any variables with
| who -builtins
| that seem to be related to xterm size.
| If I quit Octave and restart, Octave does use the extra space.
| How can I persuade Octave to notice a resizing of the xterm without
| quitting?

I'm not sure.  It looks like a bug in handling SIGWINCH.  So far I've
been unsuccessful in trying to pin it down.


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