Effectively detaching 'less' from a pipe

Matthew Seaman m.seaman at infracaninophile.co.uk
Tue Feb 27 06:41:09 UTC 2007

Kelly Jones wrote:

> 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.

Hit F

Makes less work rather like tail(1).  Once your inferior process has
finished you need to hit Ctrl-C and then q to quit from less(1).



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