On 20/02/2015 01:22, RW wrote:
On Wed, 18 Feb 2015 19:16:59 -0600
Mike Karels wrote:

Trivia: the version of more on BSD systems actually is derived from
less, not the original version of more.

Actually, more is less

$ md5 -r  `which less ` `which more `
50404f1beaa4e1261407190a88494b59 /usr/bin/less
50404f1beaa4e1261407190a88494b59 /usr/bin/more

Yes more has been less for some time, trouble is it is programmed to
behave differently based on the name used to call it so they aren't the same.

Try this -

echo "test data" > testfile
more testfile
less testfile

So the debate over which is better continues....

Like everything, if you don't like the way it works you find a setting
to make it work the way you want. Whether you ask on a mailing list or
google it you will find a way to configure it your way.

As long as it works, the default is of little concern to most.

I don't even remember what year I set my pager to more, till I just
looked I would have guessed I was using the default.

Whatever intro I got started with used more as a pager and I have just
used it since. I just think '| more' not '| less'

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Shane Ambler

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