[Date Prev][Date Next] [Thread Prev][Thread Next] [Date Index] [Thread Index]

Re: [DebianGIS] Etch backports

On Tue, May 15, 2007 at 10:09:25PM +1200, Hamish wrote:
> "g.list rast" from the GRASS prompt with `less` as a pager is IMO very
> annoying as the names disappear as soon as you 'q'uit (I'm a X cut and
> paste addict). Also we had bug reports in the past that users who didn't
> know `less` got lost in it and didn't know how to 'q'uit. At least with
> `more` if you keep bashing <spacebar> and <enter> you get back to the
> prompt. Additionally, it has been noted in this modern era of scroll-
> back xterms that `cat` might be the least problematic choice for a
> default GRASS-pager. (ie no pager is the best pager) I'd prefer to see
> `more` or just disable the pager by using `cat` rather than keep it as
> `less`.

The pager choice is compliant with Debian policies and the expected 
result for any user. You can always override the pager choice 
by setting GRASS_PAGER, so I see no reasons to change the patch.
Also less behavior can be customized to avoid cleaning also.

Francesco P. Lovergine

Reply to: