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Re: restarting in X Terminal

Subject: Re: restarting in X Terminal
From: MK
Date: Sun, 09 Mar 2008 12:14:59 -0400
Glad somebody got back to me on this at last! Sad he has no solution (i  
am sure there is one)...

Abbreviated from Pavel Tsekov:
-> > If i quit out of X with mc on once, EVERY subsequent instance
-> > starts at console size within the (much larger) terminal window
-> Every instance of which program ?

"EVERY subsequent instance" of mc.  actually, after i started to  
consider this more, i recognized that it is not necessarily after i  
"quit out of X".  However, once this behavior starts it will not stop,  
so "EVERY subsequent instance" remains true.  Since it could, in fact,  
start right after boot-up, i assume there is some issue whereby  
sometimes X sets something before mc or vice versa and USUALLY it  
happens the right way around but SOMETIMES, for my purposes anyway, it  
happens the wrong way.

-> > open a tab, start mc (which now starts proper size), and then -
-> Do you mean that MC doesn't detect the terminal size properly ?

Yes sir.  Or at least the initial mc doesn't (from "Terminal -e mc").

-> > other tab. The (more) irritating part is that now the panel
-> directory
-> > does not count as the fresh tab directory...and this behavior does
-> not
-> > reset until i reboot, even if mc is cleanly exited a number of
-> times.
-> I do not really understand what you are talking about.

Well, if Terminal opens with mc in it, any Terminal tabs you open  
(ctrl-T) begin (as plain shell consoles) with their pwd set to the  
active panel directory.  But if you open a Terminal (or a Terminal tab)  
and type "mc", fresh tabs will just open up pwd=~.

This is not specific to "Terminal", as i said before.  The real problem  
is mc SOMETIMES not detecting the terminal size.
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