a better lesskey helper

Dag-Erling Smørgrav des at des.no
Sat Nov 10 07:26:41 PST 2007

Chuck Robey <chuckr at chuckr.org> writes:
> That sort of behavior is (I think, I haven't yet checked most) what I
> am suggesting be brought into less.  Look, let me repeat, now that I
> have gotten confirmation that I wasn't wrong (thanks to Carl).  It's
> this:
> 1: modify our lesspipe.sh, so that, in addition to the detection of
> various tar archives (along with compression), it also detects various
> elf images, and uses objdump to display the info.  Less will keep the
> current behavior on any other binaries it hits, only decoding the elf
> images.
> 2) add 1 line to our /etc/csh.cshrc and /etc/profile (to cover those
> sh and csh compatible shells) so that the lesspipe.sh functionality no
> longer needs folks to remember zless.  I don't think it's needed, but
> if users ask for it, it would be trivial to code up a variable, like
> LESS_WITHOUT_LESSPIPE, that if defined could even block out these
> changes.  I can't see why folks would not want it, but I'm not fanatic
> over it.
> 3) remove zless.

None of that will happen.  You are free to use your own lesspipe.sh on
your own system, or install sysutils/most from ports, but the base
system's lesspipe.sh will not change, LESSOPEN will not be defined in
the default environment, and zless will stay.

Dag-Erling Smørgrav - des at des.no

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