[lug] Debian man pages
mohadib at openactive.org
Tue Oct 12 21:54:14 MDT 2004
On Tue, 2004-10-12 at 20:06, Paul E Condon wrote:
> On Tue, Oct 12, 2004 at 11:01:43PM +0200, rm at fabula.de wrote:
> > 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.
> While you're checking, check out 'most'. most is an improvement on less.
> It is available as a debian package.
More information about the LUG