A problem with "less"
Mon Jan 22 10:37:00 GMT 2001
I've experienced this problem also and it is not fixed in the latest
releases. You can work around it by doing the following:
cat file | less
Less does not have the same problem when reading from a pipe. I don't know
----- Original Message -----
From: Larry Hall (RFK Partners, Inc) <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: Ivan Dobrianov <email@example.com>; <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Friday, January 19, 2001 11:53 AM
Subject: Re: A problem with "less"
> At 12:02 PM 1/19/2001, Ivan Dobrianov wrote:
> >I have been using cygwin B20 on WinNT/2000 for quite some time now and
> >quite happily.
> >I have a small problem with less on "most" machines: the 'G' command (go
> >to end of file) doesn't work right. It clears the screen and prints the
> >first line at the bottom. 'g' (go to the top) works just fine as do most
> >other basic commands (e.g. '88g' goes to the 88th line, '90p' goes to
> >90% of the file etc). If I say "less --help", the 'G' works right
> >though! It also seems to work right on all files on at least one
> >Any guesses as to what may be wrong?
> No idea. However, you should probably upgrade to the latest release by
> visiting www.cygwin.com and clicking on "Install Now". In addition to
> getting the most up-to-date software and possibly fixing your problem,
> you'll find folks on this list are a bit more responsive to problems found
> using the current software.
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