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How can you set the -R in your LESS environment variable?
Taken from the manpage:
If you are using Bash which is the default on a variety of distributions we can therefore do:
If you want to make this permanent across shell/login sessions then you need to add the command(s) above to the appropriate file, with Bash as the example again you'd open up $HOME/.bashrc with a text editor and drop in the export command. This means each time Bash invokes it will run the export command, setting your Less preferences.
Hope that helps :-)