[xmonad] terminal that can handle being resized?

Gwern Branwen gwern0 at gmail.com
Wed Sep 17 19:10:21 EDT 2008

On 2008.09.17 15:31:59 -0700, Matt Brown <deadguysfrom at gmail.com> scribbled 0.6K characters:
> I'm using one of the standard layouts, where one window is bigger than
> all the others, which is great, except my terminal emulator (xterm,
> tried rxvt too) doesn't handle being resized very well.  It starts
> wrapping at the new width (also great).  My problem is that when a
> window starts out big, then gets shrunk and restored to its original
> size, all the old lines are truncated at the small width.  the rest of
> the window is blank.  is there a terminal that can handle being
> resized better, or a config option for either of these?  or is there a
> way I can get xmonad to ask the window to redraw itself?
> thanks
> -matt

I think the standard recommendation is not rxvt or xterm, but rxvt-unicode/urxvt; I've also found gnome-terminal to work pretty well.

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