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When I use the unix command 'less' I am constantly frustrated that using the Enter key on the numeric keypad doesn't work but instead types 'ESCOM'.

Is there a way to fix that?

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migrated from May 18 '10 at 17:15

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This is because the number pad's Enter key sends a different command then the keyboard Enter key. You could globally re-map the key to send the normal Return/Enter command, but understand that it will effect how the key works in all the other programs too.

Here are some tips on how to remap the key in X-Windows using xmodmap, or in the console/terminal using loadkeys. You probably want to map keycode 104 ("KP_Enter") to the "Return" command.

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Use lesskey.

~ $ vi .lesskey
\OM        forw-line
~ $ lesskey

If this character doesn't match the one in your keyboard try using the escaped octal value.
You can also use another action like invalid (beeps) or noaction.

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