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Bug 10708 - less in xterm doesn't work
less in xterm doesn't work
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 9443
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: less (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Bernhard Rosenkraenzer
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Reported: 2000-04-10 17:03 EDT by Brian Highers
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-04-18 02:48:27 EDT
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Description Brian Highers 2000-04-10 17:03:49 EDT
If i do a "less file" on xterm i get strange ANSI codes output, instead
of the proper output.
If i do "cat file | less" the output is correct.
Once on a big file i used <ctrl-C> before less finished to load the file
and the output seemed to be correct.
If i change the terminal to xterm-24, or vt100, or ansi i see the right

Comment 1 Anonymous 2000-04-12 11:28:59 EDT
This bug and bug 10397 are the same as bug 9443.

I observe in 6.2 and having defined TERM=vt100; export TERM, that less
<filename> only echoes the lines I added to /etc/bashrc and then displays END.

The command cat <filename> | less, however, does work.

Comment 2 Tommaso Schiavinotto 2000-04-18 02:48:59 EDT
Taking a RedHat 6.1 and upgrading only the 'less' package it works. The RH6.2
for which i reported the bug is a full installation.

Regarding the other comment less doesnt make you see only the lines you added,
but it lets you see old lines that passed on the xterm.
Comment 3 Bernhard Rosenkraenzer 2000-07-26 14:41:56 EDT

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 9443 ***

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