problems with less
Wed Apr 26 06:48:00 GMT 2000
--- John S Cooper <John.Cooper@eu.citrix.com> wrote:
> Earnie Boyd <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> > > Since upgrading to cygwin 1.0 (on Win2K) less no longer displays
> > Is that cygwin 1.0.0 or cygwin 1.1.0? The difference is that the cygwin
> > is the CD version and the cygwin 1.1.0 is the net release.
> I pulled it off the net, so it must be 1.1.0.
> > > When I `less c:/etc/termcap', the top 3 lines of the file are not shown,
> > > after typing `g' (start of file). However, if I type 'G' (end of file)
> > > followed by 'g' then it is shown, although searching for strings doesn't
> > > display the highlighted matches (they seem to be off the top of the
> > > It's pretty much unusable really.
> > I just tried thist using NT4 sp4, cygwin 1.1.0 and there wasn't a problem.
> > I saw the head of the file, the tail of the file and even the hightlighted
> > search strings. BTW, the Command window is set for 2500 lines of buffer
> > with 50 lines of display.
> Hmm. I am using Win2K if that makes any difference. It seems that the
> is always messed up for me when the file being viewed has lines that wrap
> (i.e., longer than $COLUMNS, which is 80 for me). I don't use a horizontal
My COLUMNS are also 80.
My CYGWIN variable contains only nontsec.
My TERM is cygwin
The `stty' command shows:
speed 38400 baud; line = 0;
-echoe -echok -echoctl -echoke
> If I pipe a file with the majority of its lines longer than 80 characters I
> an extra newline everywhere a lines wraps, and after `G' `g', I can no longer
> view the top of the buffer. Same behavior when running under bash (as
> to zsh, my preferred shell).
Line wrapping causes no problems, less is aware.
> The B20.1 `less' doesn't exhibit this behavior. In fact, I've just
> that display problems with my B20.1 less only show up when I provide the -r
> option. I guess I'll revert to the B20.1 version for now...
I don't know why this would work and the other not work. AFAIK, the only
difference is that it was rebuilt with no source changes. (Ok, I suppose there
may have been some header changes.)
Earnie Boyd: < mailto:email@example.com >
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