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Re: problems with less
- To: earnie_boyd at yahoo dot com
- Subject: Re: problems with less
- From: John S Cooper <John dot Cooper at eu dot citrix dot com>
- Date: 26 Apr 2000 14:24:32 +0100
- Cc: John S Cooper <John dot Cooper at eu dot citrix dot com>, cygwin at sourceware dot cygnus dot com
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Earnie Boyd <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> > Since upgrading to cygwin 1.0 (on Win2K) less no longer displays properly.
> Is that cygwin 1.0.0 or cygwin 1.1.0? The difference is that the cygwin 1.0.0
> 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, even
> > 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 screen).
> > 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 display
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
If I pipe a file with the majority of its lines longer than 80 characters I get
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 opposed
to zsh, my preferred shell).
The B20.1 `less' doesn't exhibit this behavior. In fact, I've just discovered
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...
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