changing tab stops

Robert Huff roberthuff at
Mon Jun 1 00:11:05 UTC 2009

Thomas Dickey writes:

>  > 	I have a C program that writes to a terminal (currently xterm,
>  > but could be anything).  For reasons I won't go into, I would like
>  > to read and change the terminal's tab stops ... from within the
>  > program ... in a generic/portable way.
>  You could make a program which does what "resize" does to find the
>  screensize: it moves the cursor and asks where it is.  (I'm not
>  aware of an existing program which asks based on tab stops).

	Ugh.  If that's the alternative, I can probably live without.
	Thanks for the suggestion.

					Robert Huff


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