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Earnie Boyd
Mon Mar 20 06:21:00 GMT 2000

--- Michael Hirmke <> wrote:
> Uhm, no, you have to have ncurses, if you use less, which has been built
> to use ncurses for screen control.
> My prebuilt less packages all depend on ncurses, the Cygwin 1.x less
> AFAIK does something different, though.

The official versions of less have coding for Win32 which uses the Win32
Console.  This is what is distributed with Cygwin 1.0.  There is no need to
have ncurses installed.

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