Is there a way to tell the terminal not to wrap long lines. I wish to see a line in the same space without wrapping to the next one. I do not care if I can not see the end of the line just as long as the line stays in one. A horizontal scroll would be good for this also but for the moment the removal of the wrapping is what I need.
It depends on what application you are using.
If you are viewing a file or command output using
For generic non full screen applications, you can turn off line wrapping by sending an appropriate escape sequence to the terminal:
This mode can be cancelled with a similar escape:
Details on adjusting the behaviour for a few other command line tools can be found here: