Python: Get height and the width of console window

Python Basic: Exercise-56 with Solution

Write a Python program to get height and the width of console window.

Sample Solution:-

Python Code:

def terminal_size():
    import fcntl, termios, struct
    th, tw, hp, wp = struct.unpack('HHHH',
        fcntl.ioctl(0, termios.TIOCGWINSZ,
        struct.pack('HHHH', 0, 0, 0, 0)))
    return tw, th

print('Number of columns and Rows: ',terminal_size())

Sample Output:

Number of columns and Rows:  (110, 21)


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