Bug in less version 406.
ted at pat.io.com
Thu Aug 2 10:44:32 PDT 2007
Can someone verify this bug for me please and suggest a fix.
Using less -E or more to display a file that is less than a full page,
while then displaying a nonexistent file causes a segmentation fault.
For example on a newly built system you can
less -E /etc/group bogusfile
This will display the file ending with
/etc/group (file 1 of 2) (END) - Next: bogusfile
when you press space or return it gives
Segmentation fault: 11
If you choose a file that is longer than 1 page the process works as
less -E /etc/hosts.allow bogusfile
works as expected.
I have confirmed this behaviour on 3 different machines all built within a
week of each other.
The newest machine was built on
FreeBSD 6.2-STABLE (GENERIC) #0: Thu Jul 26 02:20:28 CDT 2007
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