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Date:      Sun, 24 Nov 2013 14:32:36 +0330
From:      s m <sam.gh1986@gmail.com>
To:        Polytropon <freebsd@edvax.de>
Cc:        freebsd-questions <freebsd-questions@freebsd.org>
Subject:   Re: how "more" and "less" work together?
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oh yes, it work!!! thank you so much. i forgot to link more and less :|

thank you very much for your quick help




On Sun, Nov 24, 2013 at 1:34 PM, Polytropon <freebsd@edvax.de> wrote:

> On Sun, 24 Nov 2013 13:10:52 +0330, s m wrote:
> > i have freebsd9.2 and want to customize "more" functionality but i can
> not
> > find any code for it; therefore i change the "less" code.
>
> Because "more is less", both executables are generated from
> the same source code. In fact, those are the same binary,
> hardlinked.
>
> % which more less | xargs ls -l
> -r-xr-xr-x  2 root  wheel  118788 Aug 21  2011 /usr/bin/less
> -r-xr-xr-x  2 root  wheel  118788 Aug 21  2011 /usr/bin/more
>
> So there is no separate source code for "more". Similarly,
> zless, bzless, xzless, and lzless are "created". They're
> all the same shell script, refering to /usr/bin/less.
>
>
>
> > now my question is how more and less work together??
>
> They don't. :-)
>
>
>
> > i compiled my code and
> > if i run less (which i change it) manually, it works fine, but more
> command
> > doesn't use it. i put my less daemon is /usr/bin.
>
> Make sure the hardlinks are created correctly. You can do that
> with the "make install" command in the system's source tree
> after applying your patch. See /usr/src/usr.bin/less/Makefile
> for details.
>
>
>
> > any body knows how can i apply my changes to more command?
>
> Change the source code directly in the proper /usr/src subdirectory
> or create a patch with a work copy. Then install it.
>
>
>
> > how can i update
> > more daemon (which is located in /usr/bin) in order to use the new less
> > daemon?
>
> As briefly explained. :-)
>
>
>
> --
> Polytropon
> Magdeburg, Germany
> Happy FreeBSD user since 4.0
> Andra moi ennepe, Mousa, ...
>



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