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I'd like to know my current xterms' window sizes. I'm using Cygwin. Is there a command to just print that to the prompt?

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If it's an actual xterm, the following should work (tested on a PuTTY session, since I don't have Cygwin installed at the moment):

stty -a | sed 's/;/\n/g' | grep rows | awk '{print $2}'

In my case, that returned 24. Similarly,

stty -a | sed 's/;/\n/g' | grep columns | awk '{print $2}'

returned 80.

All the commands involved should be standard in Cygwin or any UNIX-like system. I'd be very surprised if they didn't work equally well in a Cygwin console prompt.

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This works in Cygwin's xterm :) –  Matthew Read Jul 6 '11 at 1:06
thank you this works great! –  Robb Jul 6 '11 at 13:45
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Gives you the size in characters:

 echo $COLUMNS " " $LINES

Whether it works in cygwin? You tell us!

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This doesn't work in Cygwin's xterm :( –  Matthew Read Jul 6 '11 at 1:05
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Install the ncurses package, then execute

tput cols; tput lines
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