man quits back to the prompt after CTRL-G
frank at shute.org.uk
Wed Oct 14 08:10:37 UTC 2009
On Tue, Oct 13, 2009 at 11:10:02PM -0700, Chris Stankevitz wrote:
> Bill Campbell wrote:
> >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.
> Thank you for your explanation. I hope to find that my PAGER
> environment variable is "less -E". If so, I will drop the -E.
Set $PAGER to "less" and then set $LESS to something reasonable in
your shells rc/profile.
E.g On my machine:
LESS="-Xrmj3z-3 -Pm?f%f\:\ .?pb%pb\%\ :?lt%lt. .?e(END)"
All explained in less(1)
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