[feature] alias "more" to "less"

Christopher Faylor cgf-use-the-mailinglist-please@cygwin.com
Tue May 15 19:54:00 GMT 2012

On Tue, May 15, 2012 at 10:53:42AM -0700, Andrew DeFaria wrote:
>On 5/15/2012 10:28 AM, Christopher Faylor wrote:
>> If you want to help others in your environment then create your own
>> helper scripts to do so.
>I already do - all the time.
>> If you want an alias then create one.
>I do that too.
>> If you actually want more then install it.  It is in the distro.
>I didn't even infer I wanted more(1).
>>We're not going to do something different from Linux just because your
>>customers fear the command line and can't be bothered to add their own
>I'm often that customer too. By that I mean often I log into a new 
>machine or as another user or a generic user to find nobody bothered to 
>set up anything for it. It's not that I, or anybody else, "can't be 
>bothered" rather we are asking for not having the bothering thing at 
>all. I can be bothered. I've been bothered many, many times and I've 
>fixed and changed this. But still I hit it all the time.
>>People presumably trundle along on Fedora, Gentoo, and SUSE just fine
>>so they should be able to surmount this obstacle on Cygwin too.
>My whole response was based upon the line in the OP of "It seems that
>pretty much all unixes alias "more" to "less" these days".  I took that
>literally to be correct.  If it's not then I guess never mind.  After
>all I always set up my aliases for me so more always = less, for me.
>Cept when I have to deal with other people's environments under Cygwin
>where more's not = less, by default.
>>I am not adding a symlink for more.
>I didn't even ask you to add a symlink.  Look at the subject.  The OP
>was asking for an alias.

Ok, fair enough.  We're also not going to add an alias for more to every
single shipping shell.

As was mentioned in the first response to the original post there is
actually a more in util-linux package.  That should be reason enough
not to add a simple alias/symlink.


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