How do I get a bash script to run in full screen when it's executed or how can I change the terminal size if I can't make it full screen?
"Fullscreen" isn't a bash concept at all, it's down to your terminal emulator window and X.
However if you're scripting, you can tell X to add a fullscreen hint to a client. I most applications this will work. I've tested with Terminator and I've no reason to suspect it won't work with Gnome Terminal:
# set fullscreen on startup wmctrl -r :ACTIVE: -b add,fullscreen # ... do your stuff ... # and before you quit wmctrl -r :ACTIVE: -b remove,fullscreen
With regard to keeping this at a minimum footprint, the only way I've found to do this is to launch another terminal. Unfortunately
lxterminal doesn't have a fullscreen launch option so you could either hack through the OpenBox settings (beurgh) or just fall back to
xterm -fullscreen -hold -e ./anotherscript.sh
Yeah, I'm suggesting launching another terminal. If you're shipping this with a launcher of sorts, you can avoid needing a secondary script.
xterm doesn't adhere to standard fonts or anything like that though you can configure almost everything through command line arguments (see
man xterm for a riveting read).
Press F11 to make the terminal full screen. If you always want it full screen, you need to edit the .desktop file:
Create a new file, via gedit or similar in
/.local/share/applications. Call it
[Desktop Entry] Version=1.0 Name=Full Screen Terminal Comment=Open Terminal full screen Exec=gnome-terminal --full-screen Icon=utilities-terminal Terminal=false Type=Application Categories=Application;
You can try if xterm escape sequences work for your terminal, e.g.
echo -ne "\e[8;XXX;YYYt"resizes terminal to show XXX columns and YYY rows
echo -ne "\e[9;1t"maximizes the terminal window (doesn't work for me)
On my ubuntu 14.04 machine running unity,
echo -ne "\e[8;200;200" resizes the terminal beyond screen edges effectively maximizing the window.