I'd like to configure bash to page the output of all commands. Essentially, I want bash to behave as if every command I enter ended with '| less'. Is this possible?
You could do this:
$ bind '"\C-j": "|less\C-m"'
Or put this in your
Then when you want to do
ls -l|less you'd type
ls -l and press
control-J instead of
I would not recommend swapping the j and m in the bind command (or in the .inputrc file). Every time you'd press
<enter> you'd get
|less added which could be pretty annoying.
I'm not sure if this is possible, but you can definitely make it easier on yourself by doing something like this in your .bashrc:
ll |p then becomes a paged listing.
EDIT: As a note though this still wont work for something that is going to STDERR. You would need to something like:
errorcommand 2>&1 |p