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vi - Terminal too wide

vi - Terminal too wide

vi - Terminal too wide

Good Day,

I get an error - Terminal too wide.
Any idea what it can be?

\(ddril00\)\>echo $SHELL
\(ddril00\)\>uname -a
SunOS slsudv48 5.9 Generic_122300-47 sun4u sparc SUNW,Sun-Fire-V240
\(ddril00\)\>vi AutonomyHTTPFetch.cfg
Terminal too wide


RE: vi - Terminal too wide

Apparently it's a limitation of Solaris < 10, and the advice is to shrink your putty/terminal window size so that its not so wide.

I've never had that error myself but if I stretch my PuTTY window too wide I do loose my typed command as it restricts the displayed characters ;(

Maybe take a look at:


-bash-3.00$ /usr/openwin/bin/resize -c set noglob; setenv COLUMNS '131'; setenv LINES '36'; unset noglob; -bash-3.00$


RE: vi - Terminal too wide

yup get that all the time with putty. Solaris 9 and 10. Just minimize putty size (I have never dug into why it occurs as minimizing screen size is a simple fix).

RE: vi - Terminal too wide

Thank you tarn and cndcadams.

Minimizing the putty size works!

Many thanks,

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