Redirecting or piping 'somecommand --help'.
kernel 2.6, slackware 12.0
If I do 'ls --help|more' all's well. 'mkisofs --help' outputs its help screen, and I can use Shift+PgUp/PgDn to scroll through it. But I can neither pipe it to more or to less, nor redirect it to some file. more is simply ignored. Less, gets into less but only the last screenful is seen. Redirection, i.e. 'mkisofs --help>john.txt' produces an empty file (size= 0). And the same happens with some other commands, besides mkisofs. Is there a way around this? Thanks is advance.
Last edited by stf92; 10-31-2010 at 07:37 AM.