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Old 05-23-2011, 10:57 AM   #1
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centos 5.6: how to let man pages remain after exit


Running man, upon exit "erases" what man was displaying. I'd like to leave it up so I could scroll back through it. Is this a function of the PAGER or MANPAGER environment variables?

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Old 05-23-2011, 11:03 AM   #2
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Hi -

Try this:
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This is caused by the termcap deinitialization sequence, so uncomment the PAGER line in /etc/manpath.config and append X.
 
Old 05-23-2011, 01:15 PM   #3
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I don't have a file /etc/manpath.config, in centos 5.6, but I do have an /etc/man.config
This file has the line:
PAGER /usr/bin/less -is
The line was already uncommented.

I believe I set my PAGER variable in a startup file to "less -s". I will try to figure out what startup file that was.

Thanks,
 
Old 05-23-2011, 02:27 PM   #4
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Hi -

Sorry I wasn't clearer: "less -X" will prevent "less" from erasing the contents of the man page after you exit.

Adding the "-X" to your "/etc/man.config" (as opposed to some other, global configuration) will limit the changed behavior to man pages only (arguably a Good Thing).

That's all I was trying to say

'Hope that helps .. PSM
 
Old 05-23-2011, 03:32 PM   #5
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It works! It works! Thank you very much!
 
  


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