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By: stanix
2011-10-16 09:49:56

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many key bindings are the same as vi. the info command often provides more info - no pun intended - than man does, but it uses mostly emacs key bindings.
linuxrawkstar · 366 weeks ago
But man does NOT have it's own key bindings! It uses whatever $PAGER you may have set or default pager command, and hitting h does nothing in the one I'm using (lv). This entry was probably meant for less users and doesn't have anything to do with man. Oh, and you can get description of less keys using man less
mwgamera · 366 weeks ago
Yes, that is true, mwgamera. Man uses whatever pager is in $PAGER env variable. This is pretty much always less, but sometimes it can be more. Other than that, you probably are looking at a custom setup and you already know what pageryou chose.
linuxrawkstar · 365 weeks and 6 days ago

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