[lug] Debian man pages

rm at fabula.de rm at fabula.de
Tue Oct 12 15:01:43 MDT 2004

On Tue, Oct 12, 2004 at 10:49:42PM +0200, rm at fabula.de wrote:
> On Tue, Oct 12, 2004 at 02:36:42PM -0600, Jason Davis wrote:
> > Hello,
> >  When I view a man page in Debian , The man page is viewed then I'm
> > dropped back out to my shell. I don't have to hit "q" to quit and i cant
> > scroll around... anyone know why this happens.
> What's the current setting for your pager? Do a 
>  ls -la /etc/alternatives/pager
> Does this point to /bin/less or /bin/more ?

In case you need to modify this:

 # update-alternatives --list pager

will list all available pager programs known to the Debian system.

 # update-alternatives --set pager /usr/bin/less

will set the system wide pager to /usr/bin/less (not a bad choice).
You need to be root to do this.

  Ralf Mattes

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