Stopping Less from creating Log Files

Jerry McAllister jerrymc at
Mon Apr 11 17:37:39 UTC 2011

On Mon, Apr 11, 2011 at 11:36:37AM -0500, Martin McCormick wrote:

> This is a minor problem but I use "more" to read Email messages
> from nmh. If one forgets what screen one is in, it is possible
> to start typing and create a log file of the message in which
> ever mailbox directory one is reading out of.
> 	The man page for more is actually linked to less even
> though FreeBSD has /usr/bin/more and less. I even tried in the
> .mh_profile to call more with -Oo/dev/null but if you hit a key,
> the "logfile" prompt appears and any subsequent key strokes are
> part of the new file name.

I think 'more' is just a link to 'less' anyway.  The binaries are 
the same according to dif and cmp.

(not what you were asking, but...)


> 	This really is only a minor nuisance because it creates
> junk files that then have to be removed from the directory. So,
> if there is a way to make more or less not write anything, it
> would be more or less appreciated.
> 	Many thanks in advance.
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