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Old 01-21-2010, 07:57 PM   #1
maya_maya
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Less doesn't accept commands unless I press enter


I am not a new user of linux but the last time I used linux was five years ago.

I am having a hard time using less. It dont want to accept commands immediately. I need to press 'Enter' to accept the command.

Like if I press 'q' to quit, it will echo 'q' and dont do anything. I have to press 'Enter' to make it quit. Same with other commands.

I am using Windows PuTTy 0.60 with ssh to connect to linux machine.

The linux system is: Linux <removed> 2.6.18-53.el5 #1 SMP Wed Oct 10 16:34:19 EDT 2007 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

The less version is :
less 394
Copyright (C) 1984-2005 Mark Nudelman

I dont have any problem with vim and more. Only with less.

I have also tried changing the TERM from xterm to vt100. But still the same problem with less.

Googling didn't help as 'less' is a very common word.

Can you suggest other things that I can try to fix this problem?

thanks in advance...
 
Old 01-22-2010, 07:49 AM   #2
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Sounds like a problem with putty... does the problem occur at the console ?

Maybe you can reset putty to default settings and see if that makes a difference, might have to delete reg keys from under 'HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\SimonTatham\PuTTY'

cheers
 
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Maybe some program between you and less is buffering the input until it recieves a newline?
 
Old 01-24-2010, 09:42 PM   #4
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I found a workaround to my 'less' problem:

cat file_1.txt | less

'less' works fine if I pipes a file. That will do for now...

But I still wish I know the reason why 'less' is acting weird on our linux machine.

Thanks for the replies...
 
  


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