Re: [dev] [sbase] [PATCH] ls fallback if ioctl does not work

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Date: Sun, 15 Feb 2015 17:50:19 +0100

> As per discussion on IRC with FRIGN, ioctl is no standard, but it is
> probably a defacto standard; how else can you determine the terminal
> width portably? However, this patch adds a fallback in case you can't
> read the terminal width - this is how cols currently does it.

You can trust the value of COLUMNS. I think this is the correct way
programs must detect the size of the terminal.

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