On Mon, Feb 26, 2007 at 08:27:41PM -0700, Kelly Jones wrote: > I often run commands piped to 'less', to make sure the command is > working OK by looking at the first few lines of output. > > Once I'm convinced, though, I'd like to "get rid" of less, and just > have the rest of stdout spewed to the terminal (and/or /dev/null > and/or to a file I specify). > > In other words, I want to stop hitting 'space' until my program terminates.
You got several good suggestions. Along a somewhat different path, have you checked out script(1). It isn't quite what you are asking, but might also be helpful. Just type 'script some_file_name' and it will dump all screen output to that file until you exit script with a CTRL-D. ////jerry > > How can I do this? > > My current kludges (both ugly): > > 1. do "command > file" and then "tail -f file | less" (this mostly > works, but takes a while to get started because of buffering issues) > > 2. do "command | less", and once I'm happy w/ the output, hit 'q' to > quit less (and thus terminate program) and then do "command > > /dev/null" (works, but wastes time, since I have to run the command > once just to look at the first few lines and then abort it) > > -- > We're just a Bunch Of Regular Guys, a collective group that's trying > to understand and assimilate technology. We feel that resistance to > new ideas and technology is unwise and ultimately futile. > _______________________________________________ > email@example.com mailing list > http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions > To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]" _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"