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Read info(1) pages using 'less' instead of GNU Texinfo

Terminal - Read info(1) pages using 'less' instead of GNU Texinfo
info gpg |less
2010-07-01 23:44:15
Functions: gpg info
Read info(1) pages using 'less' instead of GNU Texinfo

I like man pages, and I like using `less(1)` as my pager. However, most GNU software keeps the manual in the 'GNU Texinfo' format, and I'm not a fan of the info(1) interface. Just give me less.

This command will print out the info(1) pages, using the familiar interface of less!


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you can add "export MANPAGER='less'" to your ~/.bashrc and it will show the man pages with less!

Comment by mrwill 312 weeks and 4 days ago

@mrwill : 'man' will also obey the PAGER variable.

$ export PAGER=less

I like this better. PAGER is more universal then MANPAGER, which means that you'll be using 'less' in more places.

MY preference is to use the same pager everywhere, and I don't usually want one pager for Man pages, another for Logfiles and yet another for Info pages.

However, my big beef is with the formatting of the info(1) pages. I can never remember the navigation commands, but I can navigate fine using 'less'.

Comment by StefanLasiewski 312 weeks and 3 days ago

Your point of view

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