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Old 10-05-2013, 02:59 PM   #1
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Command prompt outputs large files one line at a time


It's a difficult problem to explain but when I used to issue the command:

Code:
man sudo
The first page of the manual would instantly appear in a flash.

I don't know what I changed but now when I type the same command the output starts scrolling up from the bottom of the screen one line at time.

Can anyone explain what I might have changed and how I can revert back to how it was before?

I'm using Debian with no GUI if that helps?
 
Old 10-05-2013, 03:07 PM   #2
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bash?
 
Old 10-05-2013, 03:11 PM   #3
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bash?
probably. setting?
 
Old 10-05-2013, 03:11 PM   #4
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What does this say?

Code:
echo $MANPAGER
Do you have a man alias that uses a different man config file than /usr/lib/man.conf?

Try this to force the normal default behavior...

Code:
man -P '/usr/bin/less -is' sudo

Last edited by astrogeek; 10-05-2013 at 03:15 PM.
 
Old 10-05-2013, 03:37 PM   #5
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What does this say?

Code:
echo $MANPAGER
This returns a blank line.

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Originally Posted by astrogeek View Post
Do you have a man alias that uses a different man config file than /usr/lib/man.conf?
Not that I know of!

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Originally Posted by astrogeek View Post
Try this to force the normal default behavior...

Code:
man -P '/usr/bin/less -is' sudo
This doesn't affect the behavior; the scrolling effect persists.
 
  


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