Enhancing the user experience with tcsh
avg at FreeBSD.org
Fri Feb 10 23:46:03 UTC 2012
on 11/02/2012 00:29 Chuck Swiger said the following:
> On Feb 10, 2012, at 2:12 PM, Andriy Gapon wrote:
>> I really hate the default behavior of less where you can't quit via ^C or via
>> paging through the end of file.
> It's readily tunable, by setenv'ing LESS variable to contain some of:
> -e or --quit-at-eof
> Causes less to automatically exit the second time it reaches end-of-file. By default,
> the only way to exit less is via the "q" command.
> -E or --QUIT-AT-EOF
> Causes less to automatically exit the first time it reaches end-of-file.
> -K or --quit-on-intr
> Causes less to exit immediately when an interrupt character (usually ^C) is typed.
> Normally, an interrupt character causes less to stop whatever it is doing and return to
> its command prompt. Note that use of this option makes it impossible to return to the
> command prompt from the "F" command.
Exactly. So my larger point is that less and more are actually the same binary
and whatever behavior a user prefers can be achieved via MORE or LESS. Neither
of the default behaviors was satisfactory enough personally for me.
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