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Old 10-02-2014, 12:39 AM   #1
bulwynkl
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PAGER behaviour - keeping the text visible


Hi folks,

I have a gripe with bash - well, not actually bash itself, but one of it's default behaviours....

Or possibly it's the behaviour of my pager, less


for example, when one displays a man page or uses less, and then exits, the man page disappears and the bash prompt returns...


back when I used tcsh, the man page or less content persisted on the terminal.


how do I switch between keeping and hiding this content - because after all the intentof displaying the man page is to discover how to configure a command line.... if that disappears.... what? you expect me to remember stuff like that - 5 seconds ago???
 
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"man less" - particulalrly the "-X" option.
 
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