[PLUG] A LESSer Problem

Chris Jantzen chris at maybe.net
Tue Sep 14 15:10:03 PDT 2004


On Tue, Sep 14, 2004 at 03:06:02PM -0700, Rich Shepard wrote:
> >As a final alternative, you might see if your shell environment has
> >any of the LESS* variables defined in a funky way, e.g.,
> >
> >  printenv | grep LESS
> 
> [rshepard at salmo ~]$ printenv | grep LESS
> LESS=-M
> LESSOPEN=|lesspipe.sh %s
> 
>   What is this telling us?

Use long prompt by default, and try to send stuff through the
lesspipe.sh script first (which does fancy things like list the
insides of a .zip file).

Frankly, the error you first listed on the mailing list sounded like a
termcap/ncurses issue.

-- 
chris kb7rnl =->
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