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Re: PAGER=less

On Sat, 15 Oct 2011, Jean-Yves Migeon wrote:
+if [ -x `which vi` ]; then
+       export EDITOR=vi
+if [ -x `which less` ]; then
+       export PAGER=less

I don't think I like the idea behind this suggestion (complicating root's .profile), but if you insist on something along these lines, then please don't use "which".

"command -v less >/dev/null" will do the job using a shell builtin command. At least NetBSD's "which" doesn't go anywhere near csh aliases, but using a built-in is still better than using a program from /usr/bin.

--apb (Alan Barrett)

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