[TUHS] pre-more pager?

Don Hopkins don at DonHopkins.com
Fri Nov 10 04:15:56 AEST 2017


> On 9 Nov 2017, at 18:19, Steve Nickolas <usotsuki at buric.co> wrote:
> 
> On Thu, 9 Nov 2017, Arthur Krewat wrote:
> 
>> On 11/9/2017 11:19 AM, Norman Wilson wrote:
>>> It buffered text internally to allow backing up a few
>>> pages, so it was possible to back up even when input
>>> didn't come from a file (something I'm not sure the
>>> more of the time could do).
>> It would be nice if that was the case for more and stdin.
>> 
>> more on Solaris 11.3 doesn't allow backup on stdin, nor on a recent version of Debian Linux I checked.
>> 
>> I remember a while back that when man spawned more, it was stdin and you couldn't back up on that either. Very annoying.
> 
> Isn't that the whole reason "less" exists?
> 
> -uso.

Less is more because worse is better.

-Don



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