On Wed, 18 Feb 2015 23:45:27 -0800, Kevin Oberman <rkober...@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Wed, Feb 18, 2015 at 10:46 PM, Franco Fichtner <fra...@lastsummer.de>
> > > On 19 Feb 2015, at 02:27, Davide Italiano <dav...@freebsd.org> wrote:
> > >
> > > On Wed, Feb 18, 2015 at 5:18 PM, Adam McDougall <mcdou...@egr.msu.edu>
> > wrote:
> > >> The PAGER was less for about half a year and reverted. Please see:
> > >>
> > >> https://svnweb.freebsd.org/base?view=revision&revision=242643
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> > > OK, I think this ends the discussion =)
> > Nope, not good enough. The way I see it we achieved nothing
> > despite the fact that several bugs are on the table.
> > Now that we all agree more(1) is the way to go, can we please fix
> > colouring and the pager quit issue for man pages using sensible
> > options in more(1)?
> > Other's should speak up for their woes with the FreeBSD defaults
> > too. The defaults are supposed to be the best we can do. Right
> > now, we can actually do better. :)
> > Cheers,
> > Franco
> I want my bikeshed to be purple with yellow stars.
> I want my PAGER to be Jim Davis's most(1). Does a LOT more than more or
> less. (Does have the annoying te/ti thing, though.) Displays binary.
> Auto-decompresses compressed files. Allows moving my line or percentage.
> Whole raft of neat stuff. Usually the second port (after portmaster) I
> install on a system since my finger type "most" even when I want them to
> type "more" because the system does not have most installed.
> I don't expect anyone else to agree and don't expect it to ever be in the
> base, let alone the default. Still, it's a much better pager then less,
> whether it's called more or not. Started using it at least 25 years ago on
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alias man='env PAGER=lookat man $1'
That bottom one is so useful for the 's' search key... EXAMPLES for instance.
Same on all keyboards...
[ seems easier to read with default colors, also... ]
However in some instances (screen, dvtm, tmux... ) it may have onscreen
one can simply then 'sh' (untested) first... for usual 'man' instance of PAGER.
[ Just re-noticed that 'cat' entry today. No idea of the difference to a
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