[kwlug-disc] 'less' without line wrapping?

unsolicited unsolicited at swiz.ca
Thu Aug 15 11:53:52 EDT 2013


I don't want to chop, I just don't want to wrap. I'm looking to be able 
to scroll horizontally.

Put another way ... 'chop' reads to me as 'truncate'. You're saying 
'chop' really means "don't wrap"?

On 13-08-15 11:31 AM, Khalid Baheyeldin wrote:
>   -S or --chop-long-lines
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> You can set the LESS= variable to have that in your env so as not to type
> it on every  invocation.
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> On Thu, Aug 15, 2013 at 10:13 AM, unsolicited <unsolicited at swiz.ca> wrote:
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>> Seems to me 'more' used to (but doesn't any more) not by default wrap
>> lines, and let me scroll horizontally - if I cared.
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>> Whether it did or not ...
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>> How can I less things and not have lines wrapped? (Without setting a
>> terminal window a few thousand characters wide.)
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>> [Reading an rsync log gives a good example of why one might want to do
>> this!]
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