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Re: problems with "more" (or less) in XTerm
- To: "Charles G. Waldman" <cgw at pgt dot com>
- Subject: Re: problems with "more" (or less) in XTerm
- From: David Bush <dbush at adn dot alcatel dot com>
- Date: Thu, 27 Aug 1998 15:17:58 -0400 (EDT)
- cc: Andy Piper <andyp at parallax dot co dot uk>, gnu-win32 at cygnus dot com
I don't have an answer, but it may be in the setting of your CYGWIN32
environment variable. Does it include "tty"?
On Wed, 26 Aug 1998, Charles G. Waldman wrote:
> I'm using the X11R6.3 and "/usr/local" distributions from Andy Piper's
> page. It's nice to be able to interact with NT using Bash in a XTerm
> instead of the ugly and ill-behaved "DOS box"
> However I have found that if you use "more" or "less" inside an XTerm
> it seems to hang - there is some problem related to the controlling
> terminal. In particular if I run Bash in a DOS box and type
> "xterm &"
> then in the xterm, do something like "ls -R | less"
> I get one screenful of text in the XTerm, then it hangs up.
> Interestingly, if I type into the original DOS box (that I started
> XTerm from), this causes the pager in the subordinate XTerm to
> continue. So, "less" is looking for the user input to come from the
> parent terminal, instead of from the XTerm itself.
> (A) Has anybody else noticed this? I've only been running Cygnus for
> a few weeks and perhaps I don't have everything configured correctly.
> (I'm using the 19.4 cygwin DLL from Andy's page)
> (B) Any ideas how to go about fixing this?
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