[TUHS] earliest Unix roff
chet.ramey at case.edu
Mon Sep 16 23:13:23 AEST 2019
On 9/16/19 8:10 AM, Clem Cole wrote:
> I use the standalone Info reader (named info) if I want to look at the
> Info output.
> Fair enough, but be careful, while I admit I have not looked in a while,
> info(gnu) relies on emacs keybindings and a number of very emacs'ish things.
> Every time I have tried to deal with it, I have unprogram my fingers and
> reset them to emacs.
> If it would have used more(1) [or even less(1)] then I would not be as annoyed.
It seems to me that the strength of info (the file format and program) is
the navigation of a menu-driven hierarchical document containing what are
essentially selectable links between sections. Something like more or less
is poorly suited to take advantage of those features.
You need a way to position the cursor with more flexibility than more gives
``The lyf so short, the craft so long to lerne.'' - Chaucer
``Ars longa, vita brevis'' - Hippocrates
Chet Ramey, UTech, CWRU chet at case.edu http://tiswww.cwru.edu/~chet/
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