Lines wrapping in Terminal 0.4.2 (Xfce 4.6.1)

Daniele C. legolas558 at
Fri Oct 23 12:31:43 CEST 2009

Yves-Alexis Perez ha scritto:
> Daniele C. a écrit :
>> Hello,
>> on Arch Linux I am using package xfce-utils 4.6.1-1, which includes the
>> terminal. Whenever a line is too long, its wrapping overwrites the
>> current line instead of going into the next line; this makes the
>> Terminal unusable.
>> The problem can be easily fixed by running 'shopt -s checkwinsize' in
>> the shell profile; is this a known issue to you? Should the xfce4-utils
>> package require a config script (in /etc/conf.d/) with such command?
> It looks a bit like a problem in your shell, I don't have that here.
> shopt looks like a bash builtin, so it'd confirm you need to tune your
> config, not the terminal.
Thanks Yves-Alexis for replying, we were actually wondering if this was a known issue or a config glitch of ours (Arch Linux).

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> If I try to run bash here, checkwinsize is already on “on”.
Yes, most probably is some bug induced by another hack.

Best regards,
  Daniele C.

> Cheers,

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