Re: Syncing lines in XY4 in VDosplus

  • From: Carl Distefano <cld@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: xywrite@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Thu, 03 Nov 2016 13:15:46 -0400

Paul and Wengier,

The U2 screen sync works by reading the COLS= and LINS= values from the relevant config file (i.e., the file pointed to by environment variable VDOSP_CONFIG). It sets the XyWrite default SW to the COLS value and default SL to the LINS value. It's a one-time thing that occurs (unless the user has disabled it) at startup, so I doubt that it could be a factor in the problem that Paul is seeing, which happens later, when he shells to DOS. In fact, commanding VDOSSYNC<Helpkey> may help by reinstating the desired screen dimensions after returning from DOS -- though this begs the question of what's causing this weird anomaly in the first place.

Carl Distefano

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