Subject: Re: less-290 argparsing broken
To: VaX#n8 <>
From: Phil Knaack <>
List: current-users
Date: 04/01/1996 12:58:21
>perhaps I am missing something, but this seems annoying:

>vax@linkdead bash$ more +COMMENT 
>Missing filename ("less -\?" for help)
>vax@linkdead bash$ more -- +COMMENT 
>Missing filename ("less -\?" for help)
>vax@linkdead bash$ more ++ +COMMENT 
>String is required after -+
>vax@linkdead bash$ /usr/bin/more < +COMMENT 
>(aha! the holy grail!)

While it is true that the "+CMD" arg to more/less is pretty standard, it
is surprising that at least the second one didn't work.

On a side note,

	$ more ./+COMMENT

would have solved your problem.

>Cced to "less" author, as seemed appropriate.

Is it really a bug? I'm not sure..

Phillip F Knaack     
Database Programmer, NCREMP    Student Development Group
ISU Extension                  Project Vincent, Iowa State University