xpost: New less 551 won't let me copy text with "--mouse" flag.
ottavio2006-usenet2012 at yahoo.com
Wed Aug 19 15:38:28 UTC 2020
[Previously posted to freebsd-ports@ but no joy there]
less in base:
% less --version
less 530 (POSIX regular expressions)
Before installing less from ports:
% which less
setenv LESS "-i -m +Gg"
setenv TERM xterm
As you know, old less 530 in base doesn't support scrolling down with
the mouse, so I have installed less from ports.
% /usr/local/bin/less --version
less 551 (PCRE regular expressions)
and I have updated my environment variables:
setenv PAGER /usr/local/bin/less
setenv LESS "--mouse --wheel-lines=3 -i -m +Gg"
I might have used wrong syntax here ^, but now, if I use less or man, I
can scroll down, but I cannot copy text with the mouse. If I try, the
screen will flash. If I revert to /usr/bin/less, I regain the capability
of copying text but I lose the scroll down function.
As a term of comparison, I can use less with the mouse and scroll down
in pretty much all other *BSD and Linux without specifying the "--mouse"
Any help will be appreciated.
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