questions regarding $PAGER
doug at fledge.watson.org
Tue Mar 15 09:50:12 PST 2005
Thanks, your excellent answer prompted me to actually read the less man page :)
Lots of usful stuff. One question. On 4.11, at least no meaning is suggested for
MM (rather than M). Is this a typo or an undocumented feature?
On Tue, 15 Mar 2005, Charles Swiger wrote:
> On Mar 15, 2005, at 1:46 AM, Adam Michalak wrote:
> > I have a few questions regarding the pagers more and less.
> > If I type "man more" at the prompt i get the man page for less
> > are more and less now considered interchangeable?
> FreeBSD might actually ship with less configured to replace more.
> > When I do view a file with more my percentage of the file
> > viewed is displayed in the bottom right hand screen.
> > However when I view a manpage the number of bytes viewed
> > as opposed to percentage is displayed at the bottom right
> > hand of the screen. How can i set this so that percentage is
> > displayed by default?
> Consider adding something like this to your shell startup:
> LESS='-cdegiMMs -h20 -j4'
> export LESS
> [ If you use tcsh, use setenv instead. ]
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