> On Feb 18, 2015, at 4:41 PM, Xin Li <delp...@delphij.net> wrote: > > -----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- > Hash: SHA512 > > On 02/18/15 15:18, Davide Italiano wrote: >> Hi, one of the first things I do when I install FreeBSD is to >> switch the default PAGER from more(1) to less(1). This is >> particularly convenient, e.g. while using git diff, to show >> something more readable. Just out of curiosity, is there a reason >> why more(1) is still the default, and/or is this just historical? > > The _only_ reason that I can think of is that more(1) does not clear > screen for certain terminals (done with 'ti' and 'te' sequences), > while less(1) when running as less does. > > The less(1) behavior can be annoying to some people (sometimes even > myself when using less to show contents of a file and ^Z to paste > them), and unfortunately quite a few of them also happen to be the > more vocal ones when it comes to a change. > Being one of those people who strongly prefer using more, I vote against this change. Also, it is easier to scroll back in a terminal window using more. Every system I use, if it defaults the PAGER to less, I change it to more.
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