Subject: Re: less vs. PCVT
To: Matthias Scheler <>
From: Hellmuth Michaelis <>
List: port-i386
Date: 07/19/1995 11:29:32
>From the keyboard of Matthias Scheler:

> if I use "less" with the PCVT console(*) the line scrolling doesn't work
> (if I press RETURN the display isn't changed). Is "$TERM = vt100" the
> correct setting?
> (*) PCVT taken from 950717 sup sources

1) i've not seen anyone updated pcvt in the source tree to the latest
   pcvt 3.30 release, so i suspect pcvt 3.00 is still in the tree.
   Compared to pcvt 3.30, the release in the source tree is totally
   buggy, i recommend upgrading to pcvt 3.30. I've put pcvt 3.30 into
   the incoming dir of as pcvt-330.tar.gz a week or so

2) the correct termcap entry would be vt220 since pcvt is emulating that
   terminal almost completely, although vt100 should work also because
   vt100 is a subset of vt220.

I've working with less versions 177 ... 290 without problems with pcvt 3.30.

Hellmuth Michaelis        GFKT HCS Computertechnik GmbH        Hamburg, Europe
                      "There are lies, damn lies, and open systems." (unknown)