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Old 08-28-2006, 04:17 AM   #1
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tweaking less

Does anyone know how to get the scroll wheel working right with less (is it even possible?). It's working ok in rxvt and everything else in X, but when I bring up less in an rxvt console, it has some strange behavior. It scrolls independantly from less.

For instance, I can scroll around inside of less with the arrow keys and pgup and pgdown, but if I scroll back with the mouse, it scrolls outside of less like it's scrolling back through the console instead of being confined within less while it's running.
Old 08-30-2006, 11:08 PM   #2
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Yes, that is the way the system is designed. Actually, Windoze is the same. If you open a DOS window and run a lister, or any program that does what less does, the scroll action will be just as you described.

Lots of people who work from the command line love this action. One doesn't have to leave the keyboard to move thru the file. Wanna go down half a page, hit d. Wanna go to the top, hit g. Want to go forward a page, hit <spacebar> or f. Just a quick look at "man less" (no quotes) will increase your enjoyment ten times.


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