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Re: pager changed after upgrade from woody to sarge:

On Mon, Sep 05, 2005 at 06:55:09AM -0700, James Haskell wrote:

> hello all,
> i just upgraded from woody to sarge, and it *seems*
> that in the process, my pager has changed from
> /usr/bin/less to /bin/more.
> e.g. if i type:
> cd /usr/include/ <tab> <tab>
> bash displays:
> Display all 370 possibilities? (y or n)
> when i type y, bash lists the files using /bin/more.

AFAIK, it shouldn't be using an external pager at all; it should
simply write to stdout.

> chase `which pager` says that /usr/bin/pager points to
> /usr/bin/less.

That seems right.

> how do i get less to be my default pager?  and am i
> correct in concluding that the upgrade changed my pager?

It seems that less *is* your default pager. What happens if you try

$ ls /usr/include/ | pager


PJR :-)

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