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Date:      Tue, 12 Apr 2011 18:12:10 -0500 (CDT)
From:      Robert Bonomi <bonomi@mail.r-bonomi.com>
To:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org, martin@dc.cis.okstate.edu
Subject:   Re: Stopping Less from creating Log Files
Message-ID:  <201104122312.p3CNCAL2076350@mail.r-bonomi.com>
In-Reply-To: <201104111636.p3BGab4r016267@x.it.okstate.edu>

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> Date: Mon, 11 Apr 2011 11:36:37 -0500
> From: Martin McCormick <martin@dc.cis.okstate.edu>
> Subject: Stopping Less from creating Log Files
>
> 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. 

There is only one executable -- it has two hard links, thus giving
the alternate names.

>                                            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.
>
> 	This really is only a minor nuisance because it creates
> junk files that then have to be removed from the directory. So,
> if there is a way to make more or less not write anything, it
> would be more or less appreciated.


It is said:
    "For every fool-proof system, there exists
     a sufficiently-determined fool capable of
     breaking it."

We have a winner!  For the named programs, more or less, anyway.





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