Bug 8548 - Old less text is left on the screen
Summary: Old less text is left on the screen
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: less
Version: 6.1
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Bernhard Rosenkraenzer
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Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2000-01-17 20:04 UTC by Karl O. Pinc
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2000-01-18 20:36:48 UTC

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Description Karl O. Pinc 2000-01-17 20:04:09 UTC
If the data stream written by less does not fill an entire screen, leftover
data, the contents of the screen as shown just prior to exit from the
previous execution of less, fill the remainder of the screen.

This  is extremely annoying.  (<rant> It is particularly bad when looking
at man -k output, small man pages, small files, etc, etc.   I like a large
terminal window and that only makes it worse.  </rant>)  Often it is
virtually impossible to distinguish leftover junk on the screen from the
data stream you wish to view.

I believe this bug exists in 6.0 also.

Comment 1 Bernhard Rosenkraenzer 2000-01-18 11:07:59 UTC
Which terminal (xterm, konsole, gnome-terminal, ...) are you using? Works

Comment 2 Bill Nottingham 2000-01-18 20:36:59 UTC
I believe this is fixed in the October Gnome errata packages.

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