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Re: Proposed patch - psql wraps at window width

From: Bruce Momjian <bruce(at)momjian(dot)us>
To: Gregory Stark <stark(at)enterprisedb(dot)com>
Cc: Bryce Nesbitt <bryce2(at)obviously(dot)com>, Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>, PostgreSQL-development <pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>, Alvaro Herrera <alvherre(at)commandprompt(dot)com>, Brendan Jurd <direvus(at)gmail(dot)com>, heikki(at)enterprisedb(dot)com
Subject: Re: Proposed patch - psql wraps at window width
Date: 2008-04-29 03:11:50
Message-ID: 200804290311.m3T3Bo606944@momjian.us (view raw or flat)
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Gregory Stark wrote:
> > Now, we could get fancy and honor $COLUMNS only in non-interactive mode,
> > but that seems confusing.
> 
> We could always read COLUMNS early on before readline is initialized and stash
> the value away in a variable. But...
> 
> We would only look at COLUMNS if the ioctl for window size failed. Does
> psql/readline do anything to COLUMNS in that case?

We do look at COLUMNS if the ioctl() fails, but not for file/pipe
output.

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