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Old 06-08-2013, 12:15 AM   #1
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How to change pager


Hi.
Just a quick question.
How is the pager (less, more, most) changed in Slackware?
 
Old 06-08-2013, 12:30 AM   #2
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I don't understand you question. All these pagers are included in Slackware, so what do you mean by "change"?

To know more: "man more" (sorry, I couldn't resist :-)

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Old 06-08-2013, 12:56 AM   #3
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I meant to change it when using man
eg: man list
I used "most" because it has some nice color formatting that is easier on the eyes. Also a bit more usable with shortcuts etc.

I remember in Arch it was a matter of changing /etc/default or something like that.

I've searched around slackdocs and all over the web to no avail.
 
Old 06-08-2013, 01:36 AM   #4
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Not 'man more' but 'man man'.
Quote:
-P pager
Specify which pager to use. This option overrides the MANPAGER environment variable, which in turn overrides
the PAGER variable. By default, man uses /usr/bin/less -is.
 
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Old 06-08-2013, 02:07 AM   #5
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Great!

Thanks.

I just aliased man to
man -P most

I'll mark this as solved.
 
Old 06-10-2013, 12:49 AM   #6
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Why didn't you just set the MANPAGER environment variable instead?
 
  


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