LINES Bash Shell Variable Not Set Equal to Lines Parameter When Setting Up Character Application in Oracle Secure Global Desktop (Doc ID 1453635.1)

Last updated on DECEMBER 26, 2014

Applies to:

Oracle Secure Global Desktop - Version 4.3 to 5.1 [Release 4.0 to 5.0]
Information in this document applies to any platform.
Under Oracle Secure Global Desktop (SGD) character applications (usually terminals) have a Lines parameter that can be set to make the terminal longer, have more lines of text. The Bash shell variable LINES is normally set to 24. If the application has its Lines parameter set to a value other than 24 the LINES variable will not be set properly.

Symptoms

Line number are ignored when I setup a character application.
The setting are as below:

Width: 840
Height: 680
Columns: 80
Lines: 25

An echo $LINES reveals 24 even though it is set to 25 above.

Changes

 Lines paramter is set to a value other than the default of 24.

Cause

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