[GRASS-dev] list organization of g.list output

Paul Kelly paul-grass at stjohnspoint.co.uk
Thu May 24 17:06:49 EDT 2007

On Thu, 24 May 2007, Glynn Clements wrote:

> Multi-column listing needs to know the width of the terminal. If
> stdout isn't a terminal, "the width of the terminal" isn't meaningful.

Yes that's true. Although if it can't determine the width it will use a 
default of 80 characters, which looks quite nice in the default size of 
gronsole. 1 filename per line scrolled off the top of the screen and was 
less user-friendly to read. And for g.list anyway, it's now an improvement 
on the way it was before in that it will adapt the width of the listing to 
the terminal width if it can detect it - before this evening's change it 
always used a fixed width of 80.

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