#191 -u disp_len switch has no effect (XP)

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Mark Hessling
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2013-06-21
2010-08-08
Finn Skovgaard
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Not much is explained about -u disp_len: "display length in non-line mode". I wanted more lines than the 25 shown in display mode so tried "the -u 32" and other numbers, but it still gives me just 25 lines. Maybe I've misunderstood what it does, but what else would it be? If I try "the -u r" to check if it reads the parameter, it does tell me it must be a number > 0.

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  • Finn Skovgaard
    Finn Skovgaard
    2010-08-08

    • priority: 5 --> 1
    • status: open --> open-invalid
     
  • Finn Skovgaard
    Finn Skovgaard
    2010-08-08

    Found it. It's for a completely different purpose. Didn't find it at first in doc as called "-u disp_len" in quick reference and "-u display_width" under command line switches.

     
  • LesK
    LesK
    2010-08-08

    On Windows you have to right click on the THE icon in the upper left corner of the THE window and set the Properties. Uncheck Quick Edit Mode and choose a font and screen size that you like. This can be a tedious process as you trade off code density and clarity. I'm visually impaired and have to settle for 25x80 with the prefix eating about 6 chars. My chosen font is Lucida Console but the raster fonts are nice if they're clear for you, especially since they 'dot' the zero so it is easy to tell it from the letter 'O'.

     
  • Mark Hessling
    Mark Hessling
    2011-05-05

    Have updated the documentation to be consistent.

     
  • Mark Hessling
    Mark Hessling
    2011-05-05

    • assigned_to: nobody --> rexx
    • status: open-invalid --> pending-fixed
     
  • Mark Hessling
    Mark Hessling
    2013-06-21

    • Group: --> Next Release