On Feb 22, 2015, at 8:41 AM, RW wrote:

> On Fri, 20 Feb 2015 14:18:24 +1030
> Shane Ambler wrote:
>> 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.  
> I'm aware of that.
>> 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.  
> Whatever the choice of default pager, I think the defaults should be
> set-up so man doesn't exit at the bottom of a page. The fact that it's
> easy to change make it all the more obtuse have a default that's awkward
> for new users who want to read the documentation.


It's funny, our less doesn't bother telling people to hit 'q' to quit, so it's 
poisoned on both sides unfortunately.

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