On my Debian machine here,
less always opens the alternate screen to show stuff.
This is annoying, if there are only 2 or 3 lines to be displayed. I'd like
work as pager, if there is more than a screenful of information
and work like
cat, if there's not.
less has the
-F flag for "single screen" cases:
-F or --quit-if-one-screen
Causes less to automatically exit if the entire file can be displayed on the first screen.
But in my case it just exits again, and no info is displayed. It's more like
cat /dev/null and thus not really useful.
Has anyone an idea, how to achieve this