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Resize a terminal window (linux/Xwindows)

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I've been working with ncurses for my user output. But, I've reached a limitation. I'd like to resize the window, but ncurses doesn't have the power to do that. It has the option, but I think gnome nerfs some of the self-management properties of the terminal.

In any case, is there any real good way to do this? I'm leaning towards gtkmm, but I want to be sure there wasn't anything more xwindows/terminal specific before I try my hand at something as broad as gtkmm.

Thanks all for any help.
Mar 7 '08 #1
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Parul Bagadia
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I've been working with ncurses for my user output. But, I've reached a limitation. I'd like to resize the window, but ncurses doesn't have the power to do that. It has the option, but I think gnome nerfs some of the self-management properties of the terminal.

In any case, is there any real good way to do this? I'm leaning towards gtkmm, but I want to be sure there wasn't anything more xwindows/terminal specific before I try my hand at something as broad as gtkmm.

Thanks all for any help.
Can you please tell first of all ; what is ncurses?
Mar 7 '08 #2

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ncurses is a c++ library for manipulating a linux terminal. It lets you take control of a linux terminal's input/output. Also, gtkmm is a c++ library for working with linux gnome desktop system.
Mar 7 '08 #3

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