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How to use the full size of your (x)term when connecting to some other box serially with minicom

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Just as a reminder for myself, as I'll probably need this more often in the future (and maybe it's helpful for others):

Per default, if you use a big xterm (232x74 in my case) where you start minicom, the $COLUMNS and $LINES environment variables will be 80x24 nevertheless, and those applications which honor them (vim, for example) will be too small and not use the full xterm size of 232x74.

  $ minicom
  $ echo $COLUMNS; echo $LINES
  80
  24

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You can fix that like this:

  $ eval `resize`
  $ echo $COLUMNS; echo $LINES
  232
  74

After you do eval `resize` the variables are updated and vim will use the full xterm size. That's all.

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