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Where to put the less -S flag
Authored by: arekkusu on Jan 21, '05 02:11:40PM

But, it is only set to less if it is undefined. What if you normally have it set to something else, like 'less -ERmX~'?

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Where to put the less -S flag
Authored by: gshenaut on Jan 21, '05 04:12:09PM
Yeah, it's kind of an endless loop, isn't it? Well, you could put an "apropos" shim like this into your personal bin directory:
PAGER="less -xxxS"; export PAGER
exec /usr/bin/apropos $*
so that the PAGER definition is overridden. I still think the original file should be changed by adding the -S to its default PAGER definition. (The "xxx" gets replaced with whatever your other less preferences are.)

Greg Shenaut

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