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ID Category Severity Type Date Submitted Last Update
0001369 [Issue 8 drafts] Rationale Comment Error 2020-07-09 11:11 2020-09-30 14:25
Reporter geoffclare View Status public  
Assigned To
Priority normal Resolution Accepted  
Status Applied   Product Version Draft 1
Name Geoff Clare
Organization The Open Group
User Reference
Section A.8.3
Page Number 3407
Line Number 116496
Final Accepted Text
Summary 0001369: COLUMNS and LINES rationale
Description Bug 0001185 made changes to the descriptions of COLUMNS and LINES in XBD, but did not change XRAT to match.
Desired Action Change:
The default values for the number of column positions, COLUMNS, and screen height, LINES, are unspecified because historical implementations use different methods to determine values corresponding to the size of the screen in which the utility is run. This size is typically known to the implementation through the value of TERM, or by more elaborate methods such as extensions to the stty utility or knowledge of how the user is dynamically resizing windows on a bit-mapped display terminal.
The default values for the number of column positions when COLUMNS is unset or null, and screen height when LINES is unset or null, are unspecified if the terminal window size cannot be obtained (from tcgetwinsize()) because historical implementations use different methods to determine the values.

Tags issue8
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- Relationships
related to 0001185Applied 1003.1(2016/18)/Issue7+TC2 Additional 3rd option for getting line size. 

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- Issue History
Date Modified Username Field Change
2020-07-09 11:11 geoffclare New Issue
2020-07-09 11:11 geoffclare Name => Geoff Clare
2020-07-09 11:11 geoffclare Organization => The Open Group
2020-07-09 11:11 geoffclare Section => A.8.3
2020-07-09 11:11 geoffclare Page Number => 3407
2020-07-09 11:11 geoffclare Line Number => 116496
2020-07-09 11:12 geoffclare Relationship added related to 0001185
2020-09-14 15:43 Don Cragun Status New => Resolved
2020-09-14 15:43 Don Cragun Resolution Open => Accepted
2020-09-14 15:43 Don Cragun Tag Attached: issue8
2020-09-30 14:25 geoffclare Status Resolved => Applied

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