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I have no X-Windows installed in my system.
I just simply would like to change rows/columns in a text console (terminal) without rebooting.
The desired behavior would be the one we find in the classic DOS/Windows command:

mode col,rows

Is it possible?

A generic answer would be fine. If not possible, at least Ubuntu or Debian would be preferred.

  • See here: unix.stackexchange.com/questions/86967/… – jimmij Dec 5 '14 at 19:48
  • You can do this in /etc/console-setup. But the linux kernel's terminal emulator - the console terminal - doesn't support much. I think it can do a limited history buffer nowadays, but it leaves a lot to be desired - specifically in that it supports only bitmapped fonts. If you are resolved to remain at the console - which is fine - consider replacing the standard getty/console setup with something that will handle xfonts and session management and ptys - consider kmscon. – mikeserv Dec 5 '14 at 19:49

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