Getting screen size - unix/linux terminal

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    Getting screen size - unix/linux terminal

    Hi!

    I've been trying to find a way to get screen width and height in either rows and columns or pixels
    but all i can find using google is funtions in Windows or maybe C#.

    Is there anything in the C++ standard library that can give me what i want?

    //Stefan

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    Is there anything in the C++ standard library that can give me what i want?
    Standards ~= portable. So no, there is no portable way to do this, therefore its not in the standard. One of curses (programming library) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia or ncurses - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia is probably a good start.

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    C++ is intended to be portable to just about all computers under the sun. "terminals" don't exist for most of them (embedded systems).

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    There!

    I have now tried "curses" and I finally got it working.
    At first I ran in to trouble as soon as I even #include<curses.h>.
    It turns out it doesn't play well with <iostream> so i'm back to using printf() or in this case mvprintv() instead of <<.

    Thank You!

    //Stefan

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