man page search highlights
keramida at ceid.upatras.gr
Mon May 19 18:27:51 PDT 2003
On 2003-05-19 19:48, David Kelly <dkelly at HiWAAY.net> wrote:
>On Monday 19 May 2003 07:23 pm, Giorgos Keramidas wrote:
>>On 2003-05-20 08:08, Robert Storey <y2kbug at ms25.hinet.net> wrote:
>>> Once again displaying the ignorance of a Linux refugee/FBSD
>>> 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" :-)
> Actually on FreeBSD more is less, but running in "more compatibility
Yep. IIRC, some of the things that the "compatibility mode" sets
cannot be undone from within less using -? options though; this is
why I suggested PAGER='less'.
> Also, I like to add this to my ~/.cshrc:
> setenv LESS '-aciMs -j5'
> One of the handy items is the -j5 which places the search hit 5 lines
> from the top of the screen/window so you can see some of what precedes
Super cool! Thanks for the tip :)
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