Aaron Griffin wrote:
> Hey guys,
> It's probably not all that important that the context of this is while
> running screen via a putty session, though it could be related to
> other things.
> When I "screen -R" or "screen -RD", the window is always resized
> rather small. I have putty setup to be larger that the standard 80
> column window, but it always seems to flip back to 80ish columns when
> I reattach.
Wow, I have a draft message started with this exact same question.
I use putty at 132 cols, and it's very frustrating that I have to resize
after starting screen. You can use C-a W to switch into 132 mode, but
screen really should be able to detect this.
I've dealt with it in the past by forbidding putty to allow resizes, but
then I can't make the window any bigger if I need it.
> On a related note, in a normal fullscreen terminal (and emulator),
> things that use progress bars (wget, et al) span the entire width of
> the terminal, but when under screen they seem to span the same 80ish
> column area.
> Now, I have no hard facts, but I'm pulling at straws - it seems that
> screen is set to use 80 column widths by default. Is there anyway I
> a) use a typical wide terminal (132 columns)
> or more ideally:
> b) tell screen to use whatever width the parent terminal reports
> Thanks in advance