resize - set TERMCAP and terminal settings to current xterm window size
resize [ -u | -c ] [ -s [ row col ] ]
Resize prints a shell command for setting the TERM and TERMCAP environ-
ment variables to indicate the current size of xterm window from which
the command is run. For this output to take effect, resize must either
be evaluated as part of the command line (usually done with a shell
alias or function) or else redirected to a file which can then be read
in. From the C shell (usually known as /bin/csh), the following alias
could be defined in the user’s .cshrc:
% alias rs ’set noglob; eval ‘resize‘’
After resizing the window, the user would type:
Users of versions of the Bourne shell (usually known as /bin/sh) that
don’t have command functions will need to send the output to a tempo-
rary file and the read it back in with the ‘‘.’’ command:
$ resize > /tmp/out
$ . /tmp/out
The following options may be used with resize:
-u This option indicates that Bourne shell commands should be gen-
erated even if the user’s current shell isn’t /bin/sh.
-c This option indicates that C shell commands should be generated
even if the user’s current shell isn’t /bin/csh.
-s [rows columns]
This option indicates that Sun console escape sequences will be
used instead of the VT100-style xterm escape codes. If rows
and columns are given, resize will ask the xterm to resize
itself. However, the window manager may choose to disallow the
Note that the Sun console escape sequences are recognized by
XFree86 xterm and by dtterm. The resize program may be
installed as sunsize, which causes makes it assume the -s
The rows and columns arguments must appear last; though they
are normally associated with the -s option, they are parsed
/etc/termcap for the base termcap entry to modify.
~/.cshrc user’s alias for the command.
csh(1), tset(1), xterm(1)
Mark Vandevoorde (MIT-Athena), Edward Moy (Berkeley)
Copyright (c) 1984, 1985 by X Consortium
See X(1) for a complete copyright notice.
X Window System RESIZE(1)
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