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I like to pipe output of such commands as "ps aux" through less, so that I can scroll back and forth through ALL the output, while I try to figure things out. I also use less instead of cat so that I can scroll around to my heart's content. That's why I prefer less to more, and also to cat. I would feel more lost than I already do, without less...
Originally posted by camelrider Once, long ago, I accidentally hit the "v" key while viewing a file in less. It opened the file in vim! Then when you exit vim, you're back in the less view of the edited file.
Thanks for the warning! The times I've ended up in vim, either by accident or out of an insane desire to experiment, I've ended up cancelling my X session and starting a new one to get out of it. I know I'm a wimp and everybody's supposed to learn how to use vim, but I never learned to swim, either.