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Old 03-10-2015, 01:16 PM   #1
urello
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Question How to keep output after exit less?


Hi,
If command's expected output doesn't fit the screen I used to scroll it via less command
Code:
/sbin/ifconfig |less
But when i press 'q', all output is immediately flushed. I've recently moved from win8 to ubuntu and this behaviour is new for me. PuTTY keeped output for me after i exited less.
How to keep output? I use Xterm.
 
Old 03-10-2015, 01:22 PM   #2
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Redirect it to a file instead?

Code:
/sbin/ifconfig > outputof_ifconfig
Then you can open the file in any manner you wish

> means to create or overwrite a existing file with the data.
As a alternative, >> means create or append a existing file with the data.

Last edited by Miati; 03-10-2015 at 01:27 PM.
 
Old 03-10-2015, 01:29 PM   #3
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In short, use less with the -X option, either manually or set up your environment accordingly.
 
Old 03-10-2015, 02:44 PM   #4
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in ~/.bashrc
Code:
export LESS="LQRocks"
then in same shell
Code:
source ~/.bashrc
man bash
and quit.

Last edited by Habitual; 03-10-2015 at 02:46 PM.
 
  


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