variable line-display pager?
sterling at camdensoftware.com
Sat Feb 19 23:52:45 UTC 2011
Quoth Gary Kline on Saturday, 19 February 2011:
> Need help findind a way of using existing unix utilities to diplay
> chunks of N lines of a text files. Here N <= the number of lines in
> the file.
> For instance, say that my xterm/console/"Konsole" is 80x53 lines.
> My text file is around 200 lines long and I want to use more or less
> or some GUI pager to display only 15 lines at one time. Tapping the
> space bar would display another 15 lines and so on until EOF. Is
> there a way of doing with with flags of the existing /usr/bin/less
> or is there some other pager that I can build?
> Gary Kline kline at thought.org http://www.thought.org Public Service Unix
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The -z option is supposed to do this:
less -z15 file.txt
But it appears to work only on the second and successive pages.
Sterling (Chip) Camden | sterling at camdensoftware.com | 2048D/3A978E4F
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