[erlang-questions] Getting the number of columns of a terminal

Jachym Holecek <>
Tue Jan 17 15:27:43 CET 2012


# Juan Jose Comellas 2012-01-17:
> Does anybody know if there's any way of getting the number of columns
> in a terminal in a portable way in Erlang (i.e. not using curses or
> anything else that's not available on other platforms)? I need to wrap
> some lines that I'm showing on a terminal and I'd rather use the real
> terminal's width instead hardcoding it to 80 characters or so.

io:columns/N should do it?

BR,
	-- Jachym



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