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Bug#1978: man: default pager should be less

Emilio C. Lopes:
   IMHO, the problem is with "more" not with "man". One must not try
   to adapt a good program just to make it work together with a
   deficient one (still IMHO, of course).

This is more a matter of interface definition than anything else.
more can go backwards only on seekable files.  less (and any other
view that lets you go backward on a non-seekabe file) works by making
an extra internal copy of the file.

Since man already is perfectly equipped to provide a seekable file, it
seems that taking advantage of this would be a good idea, both in
terms of efficiency and in terms of flexibility.


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