Opened 9 years ago

Closed 9 years ago

#3546 closed task (fixed)

Possible inaccurate text on Chapter 6 Perl page

Reported by: Chris Staub Owned by: lfs-book@…
Priority: normal Milestone: 7.6
Component: Book Version: SVN
Severity: normal Keywords:


On the Perl installation page in Chapter 6, the description for the -Dpager switch reads:

-Dpager="/usr/bin/less -isR"

This corrects an error in the way that perldoc invokes the less program.

According to the bug report that suggested the addition of that switch, the main reason for it was to add -R to the less invocation. However, "less -R" is now the default for Perl, if it finds a less binary. If less is not found, it will use more instead. Therefore, a better description for the -Dpager option would be that it ensures that less is used instead of more.

Change History (1)

comment:1 by bdubbs@…, 9 years ago

Resolution: fixed
Status: newclosed

Fixed at revision 10537.

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