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Re: misc/42237: /dev/null permission issues

On Mon, Dec 14, 2009 at 03:00:07AM +0000, David Holland wrote:
 >  I would argue that the misfeature should be turned off in less, but
 >  since less is a 3rd-party program this would be expensive from a
 >  documentation and user-expectations point of view. So it isn't likely
 >  to happen. If anyone wants it to happen badly enough, ask on
 >  tech-userlevel.

On second thought, patching less so it won't attempt to write .lesshst
over a non-regular file is straightforward and should solve the
problem adequately.

David A. Holland

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