#489 msys rows and columns

MSYS (75)

1. Add a
-geometry 120x50+250+300
entry to the
start rxvt ...
line in the msys.bat file.

2. Startup msys with the .bat file.
3. The window has the correct size and positoin (which
is good).
4. The whole window is used for things like ls, cat, and
other non-fullscreen stuff.
5. Start vi or less.
Problem: Notice that the whole window is not used.
Now even the shell thinks the window is smaller.

Something else to look at: If the window is resized with
the mouse, the geometry information seems to get to
the sceen programs (i.e. vi and less work great and the
shell is good aftwards also). Maybe the code that runs
when the window is resized with the mouse needs to be
run on startup (just guessing).


  • Earnie Boyd

    Earnie Boyd - 2004-01-28
    • milestone: --> Known_bugs
    • priority: 5 --> 9
  • Earnie Boyd

    Earnie Boyd - 2004-01-28

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    Thanks for the hint. I will use though something more
    standard like 80x25. This is indeed a good news work around.

  • Earnie Boyd

    Earnie Boyd - 2004-02-02

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    Candidate MSYS-1.0.10-rc-4.exe has the -geometry switch
    added to the start of rxvt. Thanks very much Dave.

  • Earnie Boyd

    Earnie Boyd - 2004-02-02
    • status: open --> closed-fixed

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