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Date:      Mon, 11 Apr 2011 19:24:06 +0100
From:      Arthur Chance <freebsd@qeng-ho.org>
To:        FreeBSD-Questions <freebsd-questions@freebsd.org>, martin@dc.cis.okstate.edu
Subject:   Re: Stopping Less from creating Log Files
Message-ID:  <4DA34746.4030906@qeng-ho.org>
In-Reply-To: <20110411173605.GB5598@gizmo.acns.msu.edu>
References:  <201104111636.p3BGab4r016267@x.it.okstate.edu> <20110411173605.GB5598@gizmo.acns.msu.edu>

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On 04/11/11 18:36, Jerry McAllister wrote:
> On Mon, Apr 11, 2011 at 11:36:37AM -0500, Martin McCormick wrote:
>
>> This is a minor problem but I use "more" to read Email messages
>> from nmh. If one forgets what screen one is in, it is possible
>> to start typing and create a log file of the message in which
>> ever mailbox directory one is reading out of.
>>
>> 	The man page for more is actually linked to less even
>> though FreeBSD has /usr/bin/more and less. I even tried in the
>> .mh_profile to call more with -Oo/dev/null but if you hit a key,
>> the "logfile" prompt appears and any subsequent key strokes are
>> part of the new file name.
>
> I think 'more' is just a link to 'less' anyway.  The binaries are
> the same according to dif and cmp.
>
> (not what you were asking, but...)

arthur@fileserver> ls -li /usr/bin/{more,less}
44019002 -r-xr-xr-x  2 root  wheel  139128 Feb 25 16:40 /usr/bin/less
44019002 -r-xr-xr-x  2 root  wheel  139128 Feb 25 16:40 /usr/bin/more

They're hard linked.

The OP should check out the section on environment variables in the man 
page. LESS and LESS_IS_MORE might help him.



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