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Python | os.get_terminal_size() method
  • Last Updated : 26 May, 2019

OS module in Python provides functions for interacting with the operating system. OS comes under Python’s standard utility modules. This module provides a portable way of using operating system dependent functionality.

os.get_terminal_size() method in Python is used to query the size of a terminal. This method returns the size of a terminal as a pair columns and lines. Here, columns represents width of the terminal window in characters and lines represents height of the terminal window in characters.

Syntax: os.get_terminal_size(fd = STDOUT_FILENO)

fd (optional): A file descriptor. It specifies which file descriptor should be queried. The default value of fd parameter is STDOUT_FILENO or standard output.

Return Type: This method returns a object of class ‘os.terminal_size’ which holds columns and lines attributes.

Code: Use of os.get_terminal_size() method

# Python program to explain os.get_terminal_size() method 
# importing os module 
import os
# Get the size
# of the terminal
size = os.get_terminal_size()
# Print the size
# of the terminal
os.terminal_size(columns=80, lines=24)

Terminal Size

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