Re: Attn: Newbies Re: Random "Broken Pipe"
> On Sun, 22 Mar 1998, Art Lemasters wrote:
> > Some wonderful developer(s) fixed our manpage readers of
> > the coming release (hamm) so that they will also scroll upwards
> > to the beginning of any file we read. The manpages (accessed
> > by typing "man nameofcommand"--without the quotes) can also be
> > searched with the "/" foreslash command in the "hamm" version.
> > Excellent work...
> This has nothing to do with man. With bo, the pager that man used was more,
> and that couldn't go up. Now, the default is less, which does as you
> describe. This could have been changed manually at any time. You didn't have
> to wait for hamm.
.... tension rises as drum roll sounds fill the stadium ....
... Bang! (says big chinese cymbal)
Excellent comment, now let's go all the way and tell them newbie people
how to _do_ it :)
in bask/ksh: export PAGER less
in csh/tcsh: setenv PAGER less
This could change the behaviour of more programs that use a pager (can't
think of any now, except a few I wrote myself).
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