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Re: [alpine-user] less and Color

From: Andrew Bell <>
Date: Thu, 7 Feb 2019 12:44:21 -0500


less on my system has no such option:

$ less
less: missing filename
BusyBox v1.28.4 (2018-12-31 18:05:13 UTC) multi-call binary.

Usage: less [-EIMmNSh~] [FILE]...

View FILE (or stdin) one screenful at a time

-E Quit once the end of a file is reached
-I Ignore case in all searches
-M,-m Display status line with line numbers
and percentage through the file
-N Prefix line number to each line
-S Truncate long lines
-~ Suppress ~s displayed past EOF

On Thu, Feb 7, 2019 at 12:28 PM Cosmo Borsky <> wrote:

> I use the following in my `~/.profile`
> On 2/7/19 12:21 PM, Andrew Bell wrote:
> Hi,
> git diff on alpine seems to pass its output through less, but the color
> escape codes seem to get modified/trashed in the process. I know I can use
> git diff --no-color, which works fine, but I'd like to fix or at least
> understand why my terminal isn't getting proper escape codes for colors and
> instead I get a bunch of '[[31m", for instance.
> Ideas appreciated,
> --
> Andrew Bell

Andrew Bell
Received on Thu Feb 07 2019 - 12:44:21 UTC