Emacs weirdness at console

Lowell Gilbert freebsd-questions-local at be-well.no-ip.com
Mon May 19 07:08:57 PDT 2003

Robert Storey <y2kbug at ms25.hinet.net> writes:

> I installed "most" (from the ports collection), a much more colorful pager
> for man pages than plain old "more." I figured out that I can use "most"
> as a pager by doing this:
>    man -P most <command>
> The question is: how can I set "most" to be my default pager so I don't
> have to type "-P most"?

set the PAGER variable to point to it.  This is mentioned prominently
in the man page for man itself, and will work for most other programs
that use a pager as well.

> I haven't yet found a FBSD equivalent to the Linux "Cryptoapi" program,
> which allows one to encrypt a partition. Does anything like this exist
> yet?

There are some things in the ports that look like they'll do this.

> I'm still looking for a way to share a partition (on the same hard drive)
> with Linux so I can exchange data - maybe that isn't possible. Doesn't
> seem that FreeBSD supports ext2, and Linux doesn't support UFS. As far as
> I know, the only way to exchange data is to use a second machine on the
> network.

a) FreeBSD has mount_ext2fs(8).
b) Most Linux distributions include some UFS support, as I understand
c) Although neither of the above are terribly dependable for heavy
   writing on the non-native filesystem, sharing via a third, MS-type
   filesystem tends to be a good solution for lots of people.

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