[R] SuSe does not like more.

Peter Dalgaard BSA p.dalgaard at biostat.ku.dk
Tue Oct 13 11:37:08 CEST 1998

alexander volovics <awol at STAT.UNIMAAS.NL> writes:

> In R "help(package=pkg)" or "library(help=pkg)" seems to behave
> like 'more' or 'less' or something that looks like one of these.
> Under RedHat this behaves normally: at the end of help it reverts
> automatically to the R prompt '>'.
> In SuSe it doesn't jump back to the prompt automatically:
> I see something like "line 1/28 (end)" and then I have to type
> a 'q' just like with 'less'. The result is that the help text
> disappears.
> This is rather irritating. Can somebody explain what might be
> happening so that I can attempt to fix it if possible.

Sounds as if SuSE is having more aliased to less (or sets the PAGER
env. variable)? The screen clear "feature" of less can be disabled by
the LESS environment variable.



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