man quits back to the prompt after CTRL-G
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Wed Oct 14 02:22:21 UTC 2009
On Tue, Oct 13, 2009, Robert Huff wrote:
>Chris Stankevitz writes:
>> Please try this:
>> 1. at the prompt type "man man" to get the man manual page.
>> 2. press CTRL-G to to to the bottom of the document
>> 3. press k to scroll up one line
>> You'll notice you cannot perform step 3 because man "quits back
>> to the prompt after CTRL-G".
>> Question: How can I make man not "quit back to the prompt after
The -e and -E options to less control this. You want neither of
these specified if you don't want to have less automatically exit
at end-of-file. The ``-e'' option causes it to exit the second
time it hits eof while ``-E'' exits the first time.
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