On Thu, 19 Feb 2015 00:16:55 -0800 Julian Elischer <jul...@freebsd.org> wrote
> On 2/18/15 3:41 PM, Xin Li wrote: > > > > 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. > > I find that behaviour infuriating > > I page down to a place to get some text on the screen to use as a > reference, then exit to run a command with that information, and *bam* > the info I wanted to use has gone away. Indeed. Quite annoying. I just had an interesting thought after reading most of this thread/bikeshed; Theoretical, mind you. But would it be remotely possible to [in (t)csh(1)] choose a pager on-the-fly (dynamically)? In other words; bind keys to a chosen pager; ^M switches to more(1) ^L switched to less(1) I've done no *actual* research [yet] but just thought I'd bring it up. As it seemed worth a shot, as it would satisfy *anyone's* need. :) --Chris > > > _______________________________________________ > freebsd-hack...@freebsd.org mailing list > http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-hackers > To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-hackers-unsubscr...@freebsd.org" _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-current To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-current-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"