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"less" or "man" clear-screen issue


when viewing man pages (or any kind of file, really) with "less", what
bugs me is that less restores the screen content before its execution on
exit. Which means that I always need to switch between two terminals (or
use screen) when I need to keep an eye on the manpage while trying to
compose a difficult command line. I'd prefer to be able to quit less
(and man) at the point of interest and just get my propmt back, with the
remains of the manpage still on screen. "more" does this, but I prefer less.

Is there an option to turn this behavior off? I haven't found any in the
less manpage.


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