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Bug #11822

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Wrong description of default pager when PAGER variable is not set

Added by Michal Nowak over 2 years ago.

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manpage - manual pages
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Description

man(1) claims that more -s is used when PAGER env var is not set:

     PAGER     A program to use for interactively delivering output to the
               screen.  If not set, ‘more -s’ is used.  See more(1).

But in reality less -ins is used:
$ echo $PAGER

$ man -d man
...
-- Using pager: less -ins
...


Related issues

Related to illumos gate - Bug #10585: Non-standard definition of $PAGER in /etc/profileClosed2019-03-25

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Updated by Michal Nowak over 2 years ago

  • Related to Bug #10585: Non-standard definition of $PAGER in /etc/profile added
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