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 :
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...