text wrapping console type size etc

Frank Solensky frank at solensky.org
Tue Nov 9 12:42:44 UTC 2010

While most commands will give full output, ps, by default, truncates output to the display window's width. Adding "-ww" to the options gives the entire line without truncation.

On Nov 9, 2010, at 6:54 AM, David Southwell <david at vizion2000.net> wrote:

> Hi
> How can one control output to the console. Using a console window on an X 
> windows system with kde4 I find the output limited to a line of 179 chars 
> which can be really inconvenient. Even when, for example:
> # ps -aux >myfile
> any chars beyond an apparent column limit of 179 are dropped and not 
> transferred to the file.
> How is the chars per line limit altered?
> How does one enable console windows to wrap lines? 
> How does one increase decrease type size for consoles?
> Thanks in advance
> david
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