On Thursday 16 September 2004 02:21 am, Giorgos Keramidas proclaimed: > On 2004-09-15 18:14, Mike Hauber <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > > I seem to remember this question asked before (mayhaps > > a different OS), but I'm not finding it anywhere (my > > wording is off?) > > > > Is there any way to force the output of a program to > > wrap at the console without redefining the console > > itself (ie, if I wanted to wrap the output of something > > like fortune to 30 characters, how can I do that at the > > prompt)? > > Yes there is. Use stty(1). > > I'm customarily running my consoles with a 132x25 mode, > but sometimes I want to force 100 columns or less (i.e. > when I'm reading a web page in elinks or w3m). This is > easily done with: > > $ stty columns 100 > > and another stty invocation when I'm done to reset > columns to 132. > > - Giorgos >
Actually, that's what I was wanting to avoid. I didn't want to change the environment itself, just the output of a program. Craig reminded me of 'fmt' which is something that I've never had to use before, and it's exactly what I was needing. Thanks for the feedback, though. Much Appreciated, Mike _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"