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RE: tail command

From: Sarnowski, Chris <>
Date: Thu, 24 Apr 2003 13:56:58 -0800
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Personally, I like programs that end when I am done with them. First time I ran into a system that had more as a link to less was quite an exercise in frustration, especially since less traps ^C. For those who haven't used it, when more gets to the end of a document it quits. When less gets to the end of a document it displays a prompt and waits for the secret password ('q'). ^C beeps (at least on our system), but does not let you out.

Is it Friday yet?


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Nelson Flores []
> Sent: Thursday, April 24, 2003 5:12 PM
> To: Multiple recipients of list ORACLE-L
> Subject: RE: tail command
> More also has backward movement (Pressing the B key).
> Well ... At least in the Solaris version it does.
> -----Mensaje original-----
> De: Ron Thomas []
> Enviado el: Jueves, 24 de Abril de 2003 16:53
> Para: Multiple recipients of list ORACLE-L
> Asunto: RE: tail command
> From
> Less
> by Gürkan Sengün - Saturday, April 18th 1998 10:39 PST Section:
> Software
> About:
> Less is a program similar to more, i.e. a terminal based
> program for viewing
> text files and the
> output from other programs. Less offers many features beyond
> those that more
> does. For instance, it
> allows backward movement in the files as well as forward.

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