Non-standard definition of $PAGER in /etc/profile
File /etc/profile contains the following definition:
Such replacement of "more" by "less -ins" is not standard. It modifies the behaviour
of the command, since the user must type a key to exit the pager.
Such a redefinition cannot be found on other systems, such as Solaris or Debian Linux.
I suggest to remove this system-wide definition of $PAGER, and let the users set
$PAGER according to their own preferences.
Updated by Michal Nowak about 1 month ago
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PAGER is set like this to satisfy
man(1) needs. Unless
PAGER is set
more -s is used (which is horrible in my mind).
None of those options makes
less to be quited by
q, I believe that's how
less works everywhere:
-i or --ignore-case Causes searches to ignore case -n or --line-numbers Suppresses line numbers. -s or --squeeze-blank-lines Causes consecutive blank lines to be squeezed into a single blank line. This is useful when viewing nroff output.
I believe user is still able to set
PAGER however they wishes in their shell profile.
I am inclined to keep things as-is.