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Dec
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accepted Why is $COLUMNS not listed by either env or set? (on zsh)
Dec
10
comment Why is $COLUMNS not listed by either env or set? (on zsh)
aha: set | grep --text COLUMNS gives it to me. If you post an answer with as much explanation as you can (or as is reasonable, if you could write volumes), I'll accept it.
Dec
10
comment Why is $COLUMNS not listed by either env or set? (on zsh)
zsh --version gives me zsh 5.0.2 (x86_64-apple-darwin13.0). I quadruple checked, but I'm not getting it.
Dec
10
revised Why is $COLUMNS not listed by either env or set? (on zsh)
edited title
Dec
10
asked Why is $COLUMNS not listed by either env or set? (on zsh)
Dec
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awarded  Nice Question
Nov
25
awarded  Notable Question
Nov
19
revised parametric aliases in csh to add export command
added 308 characters in body
Nov
19
comment how to run multiple versions of one shell on a single machine
Okay... they have parametric aliases, but the syntax is a %!#&$. I'm trying to get one working, in another question.
Nov
19
asked parametric aliases in csh to add export command
Nov
19
comment how to run multiple versions of one shell on a single machine
I was just working on a function for csh and tcsh that would add export to it for compatibility with everything else, and discovered that they lack functions. Okay, csh and tcsh may be so prehistoric that it's completely worthless to try to support them. I never encounter them being used and haven't used either myself since about 15 years ago.
Nov
18
revised Is test or [ or [[ more portable both between bash shells and between other shells?
formatting improvements
Nov
18
suggested approved edit on Is test or [ or [[ more portable both between bash shells and between other shells?
Nov
18
answered Run a script on multiple shells?
Nov
18
revised how to run multiple versions of one shell on a single machine
explained the need for working across multiple shells
Nov
18
comment how to run multiple versions of one shell on a single machine
@glennjackman: If you mean do I have access, then yes. I created these VMs so I have root access. But it's not immediately obvious to me just how I'd implement this.
Nov
18
comment how to run multiple versions of one shell on a single machine
@MarkPlotnick: any path should be okay, as long as it's not horribly difficult to switch between them.
Nov
18
revised Which *nix distro is most lightweight for running virtual machines?
minor grammar fixes, along with improved clarity on one point to pass the 6-character requirement
Nov
18
suggested approved edit on Which *nix distro is most lightweight for running virtual machines?
Nov
18
asked how to run multiple versions of one shell on a single machine