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Xinitscr() and -geometry

  • The X window is created at the size specified by -geometry, but the LINES and COLS macros still expand to 24x80, as do the getmaxx() and getmaxy() macros.  Try  ./testcurs  -geometry 100x100.

    How does one find the actual screen size?

  • I guess I can answer my own question:  -lines and -cols are decoded and set the geometry of the X window. 

    Should -geometry not also be decoded to set the window size?  After all you need -geometry to specify where the screen should be on the display; a discrepancy between -lines/-cols and -geometry would not be desirable?