man quits back to the prompt after CTRL-G

Bill Campbell freebsd at
Wed Oct 14 14:13:01 UTC 2009

On Tue, Oct 13, 2009, 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.
> Bill,
> Thank you for your explanation.  I hope to find that my PAGER  
> environment variable is "less -E".  If so, I will drop the -E.

You probably also want the ``-r'' option which I think gets less
to properly highlight the nroff things like bold.

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