[TUHS] pre-more pager?

Arthur Krewat krewat at kilonet.net
Fri Nov 10 04:26:16 AEST 2017



On 11/9/2017 12:19 PM, Steve Nickolas wrote:
> On Thu, 9 Nov 2017, Arthur Krewat wrote: 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?

# less
less: not found
# uname -a
SunOS vmsol7 5.7 Generic_106542-42 i86pc i386 i86pc
# find / -xdev -name less
#

It's not there in Solaris 7, and is there in Solaris 8. I wonder when 
less started shipping with other operating systems?



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