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Old 07-29-2003, 11:53 AM   #1
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less (the text viewer) configuration


How can I change default settings for less? I have SuSE 8.2 and when I press pgup / pgdn it scrools for about 60% of page instead for one full page. At first this didn't bother me much but now it's more and more annoying when I browse man pages.
 
Old 08-17-2003, 05:48 PM   #2
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Less is looking at your terminal settings and seeing a short screen. Run stty to see what the screen height is and change it to the right thing. If your TERM environment variable is xterm, then this should be getting updated automatically whenever you resize the window.

But to answer your question: you can put any options to less you want into the LESS environment variable, and less will set them on startup. I put the following in my $HOME/.profile:
LESS=QMies; export LESS
to get my favorite less settings.
 
  


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