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Old 11-07-2004, 10:18 AM   #1 (Print)
lenwuk
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"less" command won't work

Hello, I've just installed the "less" binary along with its relevant libs in
>>>/var/hack/lib ls
libtermcap.so libtermcap.so.2 libtermcap.so.2.0.8

pointed to by -
echo $LD_LIBRARY_PATH
/var/hack/lib

However, when I try to use it I get -
"WARNING: terminal is not fully functional"

I'm using WinXP hyperterm via the serial port, setup as a VT100.

Can anyone offer any suggestions as to what I'm doing wrong?

Thanks, Len
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Old 11-07-2004, 12:01 PM   #2 (Print)
tefster
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Its not you, the default with less is to enable its smarter features
such as page-backwards, etc, and your terminal/termcap definitions
don't have said facilities defined.

I get the same myself but haven't had a chance to fix the terminal
definitions properly so far. To get around it for now I just force less
to be called with the '-d'' option, via either aliasing less to "less -d"
or adding to your .profile
export LESS='-d'
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Old 11-07-2004, 12:22 PM   #3 (Print)
lenwuk
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Ah, OK, thanks, that worked pretty well.
Interestingly, the bare "less" command works reasonably well if I telnet into the TiVo.
In both cases the page forward/back commands work, but the arrow keys don't function as they're advertised.

Thanks, Len
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