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Re: OT: less v. more

davidw@linuxcare.com (David N. Welton) writes:

> Edward Betts <edward@debian.org> writes:
> > more offers backwards paging, it is in the man page I am suprised that you
> > missed it.
> ps auxw | more
> How do you scroll backwards? b doesn't work.

`more' supports backward paging only for files, not for pipes.
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