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#137 Standard terminal windows?

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nobody
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2012-03-12
2012-03-10
Juergen
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If Gnuplot (4.4.4) gets started on my windows 7 x64 machine, it automatically starts the windows terminal instead of the wxt terminal. The problem can't be reproduced, because on every other machine it starts with the expected wxt terminal. setting the terminal afterwards to twx is possible? What could go wrong? Does gnuplot place some init-file somwhere?

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  • Juergen
    Juergen
    2012-03-10

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  • The active terminal after startup can be changed via the GNUTERM environment variable or a `set term` statement in a file called gnuplot.ini in your %APPDATA% directory. See `help start-up` and `help environment`. Of course you can change the terminal to wxt on the command line with `set term wxt`.

    Moving this to "Support Requests".

     
  • Juergen
    Juergen
    2012-03-11

    The trick with the gunplot.ini in the %APPDATA% directory under Roaming works like a charm. The problem was thtat when I tried this before, I named the file wgnuplot.ini like it's also described in the helpfile! But what I don't understand is, why it starts the windows terminal if I don't create teh ini file with the command "set term wxt". On every other machine I ran gnuplot, the wxt terminal started automatically without such an ini file...

     
  • wgnuplot.ini is the name of another ini file used by the windows terminal and the text window. It does not contain gnuplot commands.
    Have you checked your GNUTERM environment variable? Try `set GNUTERM` on a command line.

     
  • Juergen
    Juergen
    2012-03-11

    When i try to execute the command set GNUTerm he gives me the following error:

    gnuplot> set GNUTERM
    ^
    Unrecognized option. See 'help set'.

     
  • Only works in a Windows command session, not on a gnuplot command line. When using console gnuplot.exe, you can issue system commands by prepending a '!' character: "!set GNUTERM"

     
  • Juergen
    Juergen
    2012-03-11

    Upps sry I now got it that i should execute this on teh WIndows commandline and not in GNUplot and uhhhh you just got me. There it says "GNUTERM=windows". I know changed it to wxt and all works properly. Didn#t notice while I installed the RC1 that it created such an entry Thx can be closed

     
  • Juergen
    Juergen
    2012-03-12

    • status: open --> closed