Total Character Count On The Command Prompt

Discussion in 'AutoCAD' started by Scot-65, Jan 2, 2004.

  1. Scot-65

    Scot-65 Guest

    How do I increase the total character count on the command prompt?

    Release 14 shortened this value to 79 total characters on a single line.
    2004 shows around 80.
    Earlier versions were much longer.

    I created a single line output for the DIST command in R12, but it is now occupying two lines.

    Is there a registry setting I can switch, or do I live with this truncated command line?

    (this is NOT a screen resolution issue...)

    Scot-65, Jan 2, 2004
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  2. Long standing pet gripe of mine. No, there's no way to do it.
    Tony Tanzillo, Jan 3, 2004
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  3. Scot-65

    ECCAD Guest

    The only way I know of is to make it (2) lines, using "\n" seperator.

    Command: (setq P (strcat "This is a very long prompt line entry." "\n" "This
    is the second line of this long prompt"))
    "This is a very long prompt line entry.\nThis is the second line of this long

    Command: (prompt P)
    This is a very long prompt line entry.
    This is the second line of this long prompt

    ECCAD, Jan 3, 2004
  4. Scot-65

    Scot-65 Guest


    I did not think so.

    Thanks anyway, though.

    Scot-65, Jan 5, 2004
  5. Scot-65

    Scot-65 Guest


    Hi Eccad (Bob),

    Thanks for your imput.

    There are a few of us that set the total number
    of command prompt lines showing to two or one. These people
    tend to have thier LEFT hand near the [ESC] and [TEXTSCR]
    keys (and not between thier legs to keep hand warm).

    The single line return of the DIST command is for two liners.

    I personally have three lines showing (R12 days...)
    and my left hand is near the "Z" key
    (Z is "Zoom", ZZ is "Zoom Previous",
    space bar with left thumb is [Enter]...)

    Scot-65, Jan 6, 2004
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