problems with "more" (or less) in XTerm
Thu Aug 27 18:31:00 GMT 1998
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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