Toggle line-wrapping in the terminal with 'tput rmam' and 'tput sram'

The command:

tput rmam

will disable line wrapping so that long lines are truncated to width of the terminal ($COLUMNS).

The command:

tput smam

will re-enable it.

This seems to known as "automatic margin" mode, hence smam is enter_am_mode and rmam is exit_am_mode.

Some terminals may not support this functionality.

Tagged bash and linux.


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