Terminal line width and length settings

For console/serial link and inbound telnet sessions, the switch output:

  • Uses whatever width is set by the terminal program. If width is not specified, 80 characters is the default.

  • Automatically wraps on word boundaries (such as spaces) for non-columnar output

  • Automatically wraps on column boundaries for columnar output

Hewlett Packard Enterprise recommends that you do not set your terminal width (terminal width <y>) above 150 columns. (Windows telnet displays up to 156 characters on 1280 pixelwide display, so 150 is comfortably within this).