On Mon, 15 Jun 2020, 02:48 Larry McVoy, <lm@mcvoy.com> wrote:

Yeah, but nobody used it.  pg was not invented here in a nutshell.  more(1)
was fine, less(1) was actually an improvement.  pg(1) was a shitty also ran.

I thought that the whole point of "pg" was that it was a print system filter; that you integrated it into pipelines to throw proper formfeeds every 66 (etc) lines rather than print over the margins of DECWriters (etc), and that it wasn't really a tool for humans.

At least, that's how it was explained to me.