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bug#37564: [PATCH] don't export LINES and COLUMNS env vars in term to fi


From: Matthew Leach
Subject: bug#37564: [PATCH] don't export LINES and COLUMNS env vars in term to fix ncurses applications
Date: Tue, 21 Jan 2020 18:10:45 +0000
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/26.3 (gnu/linux)

Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> writes:


>> Applications use ioctl to get the size.
>>    -> Therefore setting LINES and COLUMNS is pointless.
>> If LINES/COLUMNS are set, they override ioctl.
>
> Is the last bit a generally accepted paradigm? 

I believe so, yes.  At least, that is the case with ncurses.
-- 
Matt





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