Using less in environment without controlling tty

Harald Becker ralda at
Tue Jul 30 03:06:24 UTC 2013

Hi Jim !

>Traditional more/less never used nonblocking I/O.  It was modal,
>either collecting input up to the limit, or determining what to
>do at that point.

You are pushing the discussion in a completely wrong direction.
I do not want to discuss the type of input used within less. My
complain is, Busybox less uses /dev/tty without possibility to
overwrite or reassign this in any way.

... and this is, what I want, the possibility to use a different
tty for message view than the controlling tty. Everything else
may stay as it is.


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