Can you help me with this experiment?
I have discovered some odd behaviour in Xterm and I would like to know if more modern terminals like gnome-terminal show it too. Here is the what I would like you to do:
1) Open a terminal and maximise it. List a fairly large directory. As there is plenty of room, your listing will probably occupy 4-5 columns.
2) Restore the terminal to its default size. What happens to the display?
3) Maximise it again. What happens now?
Xterm does not change its display in response to the window manager's configure event. When the window becomes smaller, the right-hand side of the listing is simply cut off. And when the window is maximised again, the display remains right-truncated.
How general is this behaviour? I'm pretty sure that gtk-based apps don't do this.