Subject: Re: etcupdate
To: Arto Huusko <>
From: David Brownlee <>
List: current-users
Date: 02/04/2004 13:56:47
On Wed, 4 Feb 2004, Arto Huusko wrote:

> Hello,
> I'm just updating my system to 1.6ZI and running etcupdate.
> Something that has always been bugging me is the situation
> where etcupdate runs diff between the old /etc file and the
> new one, and the differences between the files doesn't take
> more than one screen, but the diff + etcupdate prompt do
> take more than one screen.
> etcupdate prompt (Please select one of the following...)
> takes 11 lines. Let's say diff between the files is 20
> lines. When given for more(1), more does nothing and just
> displays the diffs. Then etcupdate prints the prompt,
> and scrolls pieces of the diff off display.
> Is there some trick, and could this be etcupdate default,
> to make more(1) stop always when it shows the diff.

	You could prepend 11 blank lines to the diff before piping it
	to more...

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