How to make whiptail full terminal screen? "as big as the terminal", like fluid CSS, something like 100%


Do you mean something like this?

whiptail --msgbox hello $(stty -a | tr \; \\012 |
    egrep 'rows|columns' | cut '-d ' -f3)
  • exactly like that, could you please modify it slightly to make it work with my own script here unix.stackexchange.com/questions/182021/… ? It's working but when I try to put it in my existing script, I get errors – Lynob Jan 30 '15 at 15:59
  • If I substitute that $(stty ...) pipeline into the whiptail command you have over at that other question it works fine for me. – Celada Jan 31 '15 at 3:59

stty size gives you all you need. So for example:

whiptail --msgbox test $(stty size)

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