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Re: view more or less?



On Friday 03 April 2009 04:00:45 Steve Searle wrote:
> round 03:18am on Friday, April 03, 2009 (UK time), Paul Ward 
scrawled:
> > I was wanting to look at a file the other day and my colleague
> > insisted I do not use less but view instead.

[snip]

> Also you can't pipe into it, e.g you can't use view to do something
> like:
>
> $ dmesg | less

Of course you can:

    $ dmesg|view -
    Vim: Reading from stdin...
    $

> In short they are different tools that have some overlap in what
> they can do, but they are not functionally equivalent.

Yup.

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