A quick trick I learned today was how to set the column width for a terminal console with
stty. This way, the shell acts a bit more normal.
stty cols 80
A snippit from the stty man page reveals some more information and tricks:
* cols N tell the kernel that the terminal has N columns * rows N tell the kernel that the terminal has N rows * size print the number of rows and columns according to the kernel
I didn’t realize how useful this program was! Certainly worth taking a deeper look into if your always consoled into your embedded Linux system.