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

Bob Jonkman bjonkman at sobac.com
Thu Aug 15 13:35:34 EDT 2013


You can also type '-S' within less, if you forget to supply the
parameter on the command line...

--Bob.



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