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System V “pg” command

I am an old System V guy, and I finally got around to setting up a Linux box, using Ubuntu, of course. One of the first things I noticed was missing is the "pg" command. The web tells me ...
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sudo is required to view manpages when using most as the pager

I've installed most to be used as the default pager to view the man pages. most is exported as the PAGER in .bashrc. When I run a command like man grep I get the following error: man: can't execute “...
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Ubuntu Server, How to read information after entering a command

How can I pause when I enter a command so that I can read the output, the way man [command] does? For example if I enter samba-tool drs showrepl I can't read all the information at the beginning ...
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After viewing logs with journalctl, how do I exit the screen that says “lines 1-2/2 (END)”?

When you use the command journalctl -p err -b for example, you get an answer that ends with "END". What command do I use to end this and get the opportunity to enter the next command without having to ...
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Set PostgreSQL pager to less?

I'm trying to get my psql pager output to look nicer. I've added the following to my ~/.bashrc export PAGER='less -S' And I've added these line to my ~/.psqlrc \x auto \pset pager on \setenv ...
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man <command> doesn't display anything after package installation with conda on Ubuntu 17.10

When I try to get the manpages with man it seems to display nothing and behaves as though I just pressed enter ~$ man ls ~$ man man I have tried solutions from these pages to no avail question1 ...
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No output from some paginated commands (man, git log)

Something has gone wrong with both the man and git log commands on my Ubuntu system over the holidays. Neither produce any output, and I have no clues as to what the issue is, bar that they both ...
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Why are man pages not filling all the space in the terminal?

When I run man in xterm on Ubuntu 14.04 it looks like this: The lines are wrapped without filling the terminal width. Why?
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How do I exit the systemctl status command's output? [duplicate]

How does one go about getting the command line prompt back after using the systemctl status command? The command appears to succeed as it displays the status information of the requested service. ...
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Fastest editor/pager for text search

I have a 4.6GB text file that I need to search through. Surprisingly grep is fairly fast, but I need to be able to scroll around the file after searching for specific text. Less would normally be ...
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All manpages broken

I can't use manpages. The manpages don't display anything. Looks like an empty vi file every time. I tried reinstalling man-db and reinstalling perl. It didn't work. It seems that my man database is ...
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How to open a new terminal, execute a process in that terminal and pipe to the process?

What I'd like to do basically is a new-window version of less. Long ago there was a tool called gless which did exactly that. For example cat my_very_long_file | gless would open a new window and ...
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colors of bold section in man pages

After upgrade to 16.04 I hit the issue with colors of some sections in man pages e.g. color of bold is black and when I read man pages in terminal with black background there is no possibility to see ...
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How to change manpage pager

I am running Ubuntu GNOME 15.04 with GNOME 3.16 and my current default pager for man is less (I think), but I would like to change it to something else like more, does anyone know how this could be ...
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What is the PAGER used by info pages?

When typing the command info you get a long output with header as: File: dir, Node: Top This is the top of the INFO tree This (the Directory node) gives a menu of major topics. Typing ...
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What is the default PAGER used by man pages?

What is the default PAGER used by man pages. I,e what is the program runs the man pages? It look some like more or less. I'm sure it's not more since more doesn't support reverse backward.
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more or less pager - how to quit [duplicate]

Idiotic question of the day On Ubuntu 12.04 server console, I've run an apt-get update followed by an apt-get upgrade Everything was going swimmingly; when it got to MySQL, it warned me it was about ...