[TUHS] pre-more pager?

Steve Nickolas usotsuki at buric.co
Fri Nov 10 03:19:02 AEST 2017

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?


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