sean finney on 28 Oct 2009 15:43:08 -0700

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Re: [PLUG] odd bash and/or less behavior

On Wed, Oct 28, 2009 at 06:20:44PM -0400, Eric wrote:
> /usr/bin/less index.html
> ...results in the screen flashing the less "usage" text rapidly by
> followed by an immediate exit and the screen appears unchanged. 
> (if I wanted "cat >/dev/null" I would have typed: cat > /dev/null !!)
> Even stranger, after that there is a file in the pwd entitled "erver:"
> that contains some control characters followed by the less help file.

do you have any of the LESSFOO variables set? i.e.:

env | grep LESS


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