At 2008-08-12T17:07:08-07:00, Krishna Mohan Gundu wrote: > When less exits the entire page history of the less session remains > on the screen. How do I prevent less from doing that?
A brute-force method is to repaint the screen before `less', and to clear it afterwards, which can be done in `tcsh' with alias less 'less -c \!* && clear' However, this makes the screen contents prior to the `less' command scroll off the top and become invisible. To avoid this, you can use termcap(5) instead of the above alias: setenv TERMCAP "xterm|xterm-color:tc=xterm-xfree86:" setenv LESS "-cs" setenv PAGER "less" See http://www.greenwoodsoftware.com/less/faq.html#tite and `/etc/termcap'. > Also are you aware of any articles on the web that summarize the > behavioral differences like these between linux and freebsd. I used Debian for several years before moving to FreeBSD some years ago. I don't remember particularly making an effort to deal with the differences between them, so I can't help you there. FWIW, I found Matthew Fuller's article `BSD vs Linux' at http://www.over-yonder.net/~fullermd/rants/bsd4linux/bsd4linux1.php interesting. Raghavendra. -- N. Raghavendra <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> | http://www.retrotexts.net/ Harish-Chandra Research Institute | http://www.mri.ernet.in/ See message headers for contact and OpenPGP information. _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"