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Re: Default PAGER -> less

On 10.09.2017 22:32, Leonardo Taccari wrote:
> Kamil Rytarowski writes:
>> It would be nice to support MANPAGER that will overshadow PAGER in our
>> man(1).
> Why? (just out of curiosity, but why is it handy to have a different
> PAGER for man(1) than other utilities?)

This is a useful feature to have a global and program-specific option.
From other examples cscope: EDITOR and CSCOPE_EDITOR; pkgvi: PKGEDITOR

MANPAGER is available on FreeBSD, OpenBSD, SmartOS and Linux.

>> Can we go a different route and prepare a first-timer man-page that is
>> advertised in motd(5)?
>> We could put there notes about pkgsrc, pkgin, EDITOR, PAGER, networking,
>> wifi etc.
> In part I think that afterboot(8) contains some of these information
> and/or can be a place for that! :)

Right, this the proper place to put this information!

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