Bugs in less-330
This is a list of the known bugs in less-330.
Bugs marked with a * are fixed in
- Using the -s flag can put "~" lines before the beginning of the file.
- Using the -s flag on a file with trailing blank lines, type the "G"
command. The prompt may say "99%" instead of "100%".
- Command "F" doesn't work if the file shrinks in size.
- If less is running over telnet and the telnet session terminates,
less hangs & spins. Apparently only happens on Solaris?
- On Solaris, searching for "a[1,2]" matches "a4".
- On a Solaris cmdtool, slow pipes get stalled and never show any data.
- Does not work when built under Microsoft C on MS-DOS.
- Does not work when built under Ultra C on OS-9.
- On some terminals, arrow keys don't work when you set -X.
- In certain cases, when search highlighting is enabled and
a search pattern begins with a ^,
more text than the matching string may be highlighted.
- On some systems, less treats some binary files as
ordinary, non-binary files.
You can workaround this problem by setting the environment variable
LESSCHARSET to "ascii" (or whatever character set is appropriate).
- #194 *
- On Windows, less garbles the display if you run it
with a screen buffer bigger than the display window.
- #196 *
- On Windows, pressing CapsLock causes a couple of spurious characters
to be entered (as if typed on the keyboard).
Feature enhancement requests
This is a list of enhancement requests.
- Allow -o to work on non-pipe input (ordinary files).
- Make compliant with POSIX specification for "more".
- Add command to toggle options without notification.
- Add a command to remove a file from the file list.
- Add a "bookmark" capability; that is, allow file marks to be
saved on exit and restored at the next invocation of less on the same file.
- Allow ANSI color escape sequences to be displayed without -r.
- Allow regular expressions in searches in the MS-DOS version.