GNU bug report logs - #35212
problem docs vs. implementation

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Package: coreutils; Reported by: L A Walsh <coreutils@HIDDEN>; dated Wed, 10 Apr 2019 00:33:02 UTC; Maintainer for coreutils is bug-coreutils@HIDDEN.

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My console becomes 121 characters wide when I turn on
unicode, but stty says it is 132 characters.

Looking at the stty manpage, I see:
Special settings:
...
       * cols N
              tell the kernel that the terminal has N columns

       * columns N
              same as cols N
---
I thought 'cool', I'll tell the kernel its only 121 characters.

I end up with :
> echo $TTY
> /dev/tty1
> stty cols 121
stty: 'standard input': Invalid argument

So .. why can't I tell the kernel how many columns my tty is?







Acknowledgement sent to L A Walsh <coreutils@HIDDEN>:
New bug report received and forwarded. Copy sent to bug-coreutils@HIDDEN. Full text available.
Report forwarded to bug-coreutils@HIDDEN:
bug#35212; Package coreutils. Full text available.
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