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How can I resize and lock a window?

I am writing a program which is to resize and lock the window. I used resize command, but it doesn't work in the Linux lab. I don't know why, and I also don't know how to lock the terminal window. Can you help me?

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For the output to work, it needs to be evaluated as part of the command line, as resize prints a shell command for setting the Term/Termcap env variables. Try setting up an alias:

For example:

alias res 'set noglob; eval `resize`'
Then type in res.

Regarding you wanting to lock your window, take a look at this open source utility that might help you, aptly named lock: http://www.steve.org.uk/Software/lock/

This was first published in December 2003

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