how to get number of lines in terminal

Discussion in 'Mac Programming' started by wala, Dec 3, 2006.

  1. wala macrumors member

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    Is there any standard, cross-shell, and cross-platform way, in C, to get the number of lines one's terminal currently has?
    I know the variable LINES is found in many shells, but is there a function which can be used to retrieve shell (not environment) variables?
     
  2. iMeowbot macrumors G3

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    #2
    The standard way to do this is to use curses. The variable LINES will be defined after a newterm() or initscr().
     

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