get the terminal's size
Note sure why you couldn't capture $ echo $COLUMNS from a subprocess call. But, how about this (found on the web):
from win32api import GetSystemMetrics
print "Width =", GetSystemMetrics(0)
print "Height =", GetSystemMetrics(1)
From: Alex Ternaute <alex at lussinan.invalid>
Sent: Monday, January 14, 2019 6:58 AM
To: python-list at python.org
Subject: get the terminal's size
I want to know the number of columns of the terminal where python2 writes it's outputs.
In a terminal, I type
$ echo $COLUMNS
But in Python, os.getenv("COLUMNS") gets nothing.
It gets nothing as well if I try to read the output of "echo $COLUMNS"
from a subprocess.
I feel that I'm missing something but what ?
Looking on the internet for a hint, I see that python3 has an os.get_terminal_size().
Please, is there something similar for python2 ?