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I'm working in Debian, and I've noticed that when I resize my PuTTY window, the console inside isn't resizing to the new dimentions, so things like nano are running at 80xwhatever instead of the more useful 130xsomething that I've offered it.

Does anyone know how to fix this?

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Console apps can usually be told to forcibly refresh display: in most cases, it can be done by hitting Ctrl-L. You might also want to check PuTTY's settings, to make sure that you don't have remote terminal resizing disabled by default.

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The "Remote terminal resizing" feature is for server-initiated resize (e.g. printf "\e[8;%d;%dt" 40 50). It doesn't affect what happens when the user resizes the window themself. –  grawity May 29 '11 at 17:02
    
Ah, cool. Thanks for the clarification. –  Neil Santos May 31 '11 at 12:05
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Check your shopt settings

shopt -s checkwinsize
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