I want to always see the total lines and % part (
line 1/773 0% ) in the bottom status / prompt for man pages immediately upon viewing one.
When I open any man page I see this in the bottom line:
Manual page man(1) line 1 (press h for help or q to quit)
But after pressing End then Home it changes to this:
Manual page man(1) line 1/773 0% (press h for help or q to quit)
How can I always see the total lines and % when initially opening a man page, without pressing buttons?
less as man's pager, and it's beginning to look like
less "just won't do that." I'd rather not install any extra programs (default Ubuntu/Xubuntu) or change man's pager, but if another pager that's similar to
less works that'd be ok (
most has nice colours, but it would need it's default Prompt changed).
I thought it'd be a simple setting, but maybe not.
I've tried a web search and searching this site, but didn't find anything relevant, maybe the % isn't very search-friendly or my keywords are off? Nothing in
man man seemed relevant either, and the only
%'s were unrelated.