[C++-sig] Re: indexing_v2 status update

David Abrahams dave at boost-consulting.com
Wed Nov 26 14:33:06 CET 2003

Raoul Gough <RaoulGough at yahoo.co.uk> writes:

>>> export LESS='-X'
>> I read the help on less -X, but I don't understand why I'd want this?
> Here's the answer:
>     Disables sending the termcap initialization and deinitialization
>     strings to the terminal.  This is sometimes desirable if the
>     deinitialization string does something unnecessary, like clear-
>     ing the screen.
> every GNU-based system I've ever worked on clears the screen by
> default on exit from less. Annoys the hell out of me, when I've just
> scanned a man page to the information that I want, hit "q" and then
> the information disappears! What morons! :-)

YES!! you are the MAN!!

Dave Abrahams
Boost Consulting

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