man page search highlights

Giorgos Keramidas keramida at
Mon May 19 17:23:28 PDT 2003

On 2003-05-20 08:08, Robert Storey <y2kbug at> wrote:
> Once again displaying the ignorance of a Linux refugee/FBSD newbie...
> When viewing man pages, I often use the search feature:
>    /searchstring <enter>
> The difference I've noticed between Linux and FBSD is that in Linux, if
> the search string is found, the string is highlighted. I find that a very
> useful feature. Is there some way to enable this function in FBSD man
> pages?

more(1) doesn't highlight matches.
less(1) does.

Set your PAGER to 'less' and it should "just work" :-)

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