On Thu, Feb 19, 2015 at 5:10 PM, Warren Block <wbl...@wonkity.com> wrote:
> On Thu, 19 Feb 2015, Julian Elischer 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.
> It doesn't do that on csh. Or maybe I figured out how to prevent it long
> ago and forgot, but all I use is this:
> setenv PAGER "less -RS"
You probably did what I used to do. Modify the termcaps/terminfo to
eliminate this behavior. See Exorcising the Evil Alternate Screen
In the past, FreeBSD disabled this by default. It was changed several years
ago, but you can change it back as per the aboved referenced article.
Kevin Oberman, Network Engineer, Retired
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