Effectively detaching 'less' from a pipe

Jeffrey Goldberg jeffrey at goldmark.org
Tue Feb 27 03:46:59 UTC 2007

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On Feb 26, 2007, at 9:27 PM, Kelly Jones wrote:

> I often run commands piped to 'less', to make sure the command is
> working OK by looking at the first few lines of output.
> Once I'm convinced, though, I'd like to "get rid" of less, and just
> have the rest of stdout spewed to the terminal (and/or /dev/null
> and/or to a file I specify).
> In other words, I want to stop hitting 'space' until my program  
> terminates.
> How can I do this?

   man tee


   command | tee outputfile | less

Then :q out of less when you are done and the output will have gone to


Jeffrey Goldberg                        http://www.goldmark.org/jeff/

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