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Re: Default PAGER -> less

    Date:        Sun, 10 Sep 2017 09:27:51 +0200
    From:        Marc Balmer <>
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  | Imo, It is about sane defaults.

Agreed, but ...

  | This is not about taste.

Nonsense.   It is all about what you personally consider to be sane.

  | Manual pages are sth you usually browse a bit in,

That's the way to miss important info - the best way to read a man
page is carefully, once, beginning to end (and then again, if needed).

For that, I prefer the original more (rather than the bastardised less),
with no going backwards at all.  Enforces much better discipline.

But again, it is all a matter of taste and personal preference, there
is no right or wrong, different people have different opinions - sometimes
strongly held, which is why this kind of discussion is just a recipe for
generating heat, with little chance of achieving anything productive.

As long as there's a method that allows people to choose which way they
prefer it to work (and there is) there is little to be gained by arguing
about it.


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